Greenlight Planet Delivers Solar Lamps To Seven Million People
Greenlight Planet makes its mark as it has now delivered over seven million solar lamps to people all over the world. The company is now the leading SME making solar-powered mobile phone chargers and solar-energized lamps.
One of the finalists in the Zayed Future Energy Prize for 2016 iss an enterprise that makes lamps and phone chargers that use the Sun's heat to power them up known as Greenlight Planet. The company has been launched in 2005 by Patrick Walsh, a student from the University of Illinois who studied economics, physics and engineering.
Greenlight Planet has sold more than 1.8 million solar lamps over the last 10 years. The idea all started when Walsh went on a trip to India where he saw the hazards of lamps that used kerosene as the source of its light. He then collaborated with two of his university classmates, and they started a campaign to raise money to start a company that makes Sun-energized lamps and chargers. Years later, the company have already sold 10,000 solar lamps and went up to 600,000 solar lamps sold by 2012.
The solar-oriented company also employs people of India as their sales personnel. Presently, the company has now 6,000 Indian associates all over India selling solar lamps and mobile phone chargers.
A Sun-powered lamp might not sound like it would make such a big change in a human's life, but it does. The people of India use kerosene to light up lamps. Kerosene prices fluctuate over time and sometimes can be expensive enough to hit India's underprivileged population really hard. Also, fumes from kerosene-burning lamps are harmful to human lungs, and using such lamps can be fire-hazardous as it can cause fire accidents that may kill or injure people.
As Greenlight Planet provides solar-energized lamps and mobile phone chargers, they provide consistent sources of electricity. People in remote villages often walk miles to get their mobile phones charged as this is their only device where they can access email or read news or for communication purposes.
Wireless Is The Way To Go And These Chargers Are The Best Of The Bunch
Charge up and free up your devices with these best wireless chargers available on Amazon that were made to be efficient in both cost and output.
NASA Arms Its Astronauts With Lunar Flashlight To Search For Water On The Moon During Artemis Mission's Extended Stay
See how NASA plans to make astronauts live on the moon by arming them with a lunar flashlight!
Nuclear Hibernation: Fusion Reactor Collects Heat As It Sleeps And Becomes Ready To Wake Up After 30 Years
Could Nuclear Fusion provide the much-coveted unlimited artificial energy source the world sorely needs? The ITER might be the answer to the age-old question
Overheating Gadgets Can Now Turn Heat into Electricity: Engineers Invent Hydrogel
Engineers have recently been able to invent a type of hydrogel material that can turn excess heat from overheating gadgets into electricity!
Meet Airbar, This $99 Gadget Instantly Converts A MacBook Air Into A Touchscreen Computer
Now, any MacBook Air can be a touchscreen notebook with this new Airbar. The scanner of this gadget can scan the whole screen and the hand movement to manipulate the screen contents.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How To Build A Gaming PC For $450 In July 2020
What do you get when you combine a used pre-built PC and a graphics card? A great gaming PC for the price.
[Watch] NASA Announces Week Update: What Happened to the Artemis Program?
Could we be closer to getting to the moon? NASA provides updates on the progress.
[Guide, Tips] How to Play Marvel's Iron Man VR And Get All The Trophies
With the release of the Marvel's Iron Man VR, now even you can take to the skies and fly through canyons as you save civilians and blast bad guys along the way.
But playing the game is even trickier than it sounds.