Ten solar benefits
1. Increase safety
Our Solar Muscle product range can protect women against gender-based violence and sexual assault, especially after the sun has set and in under-lit areas. Without the security and protection provided by light, women and girls may not feel comfortable going out at night, to latrines or washing areas. Additionally, our Solar Street Power lights improve perception of and ensure safety.
2. Alleviate poverty
Our solar products help families escape from poverty by reducing energy expenses and potentially generating additional income. Due to the high costs of kerosene, ‘light hours’ are normally limited to the most urgent tasks. With our solar-powered lights, families can have light all night, offering opportunities to work at home or outside to generate more income or study for a better job.
3. Enable children’s education
With our solar-powered LED lights, children can now study late into the evening, which is often the only time they get a chance to do homework. Evidence shows that the school drop-out rates increase when students cannot complete or keep up with their studies, which is often the case in a camp setting.
4. Reduce health risks
One second of distraction from a kerosene lamp can create life-long scars on individual’s skin, or worse, burn houses or camps down. The risks of using kerosene lamps are huge and the solution is simple and effective and easily transportable for those living in temporary camp settings.
5. Prevent fire hazards
One second of distraction from a kerosene lamp can create life-long scars on individual’s skin, or worse, burn houses or camps down. The risks of using kerosene lamps are huge and the solution is simple and effective and easily transportable for those living in temporary campy settings.
6. Save our planet
If millions of families stopped using four liters of kerosene per month or bags of firewood by switching to solar-powered LED lights, it will not only provide immediate benefits but will help future generations. Billions of litres of fossil fuel will be saved by using solar energy and will lower CO2 outputs, lessen pollution, and decrease demand for new sources of fossil fuel which will preserve natural resources and protect the environment from further degradation.
7. Assist health care providers
Our lights were designed to work in the toughest environments and when medical emergencies strike, our Solar Medical 6-Pack will ensure health care providers have access to lights that are easy to use, hygienic, and provide light in complex situations.
8. Empower women
Women and girls play a pivotal role within families, communities and societies and uninterrupted access to solar lights will empower and provide access for them to actively participate in their community and provide for their families, creating healthy and balanced societies.
9. Strengthen communities
One light brightens up a life; more lights brighten up a community. Our goal is that not just one house will be lit up at night but neighbourhoods and the paths, streets, and tracks between them. This creates a safer environment for all, generates community pride and safe communities.
10. Promote innovation
Solar knowledge leads to increased solar usage and promotes greater environmental responsibility. Now is the time to create awareness and educate others about the benefits of solar power and encourage the development and innovation of environmental-friendly technologies.