ABN – Solar lights are becoming more and more common in rural Africa, improving safety and activity after dark in villages off the national grid.
Now three organisations are teaming up to bring a new kind of solar lamp to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Senegal.
Window manufacturer the VELUX Group, solar light company Little Sun and not-for-profit organisation Plan International will distribute 14,500 Natural Light solar lamps throughout the three countries between late 2015 and early 2016.
The lamp’s design was determined through an international design competition launched by VELUX and Little Sun last year, which received 172 proposals from 65 different countries.
The competition’s aim was to design a light that could bring clean, reliable, affordable light to some of the 1.3 billion people worldwide living without electricity.