As I was driving today, I was listening to a BBC world news program about solar technology and village lighting in Indonesia, where installed solar panels were not performing as expected due to lack of maintenance. That got me to thinking: put the solar/human powered human lighting into the hands of the individuals or families.
So I went looking for projects that supply same to developing countries, specifically LED and/or solar powered, and included ongoing maintenance.
to bring affordable, safe, healthy, efficient, and environmentally responsible illumination to people who do not have access to power for adequate lighting. LUTW remains the world’s leader in this endeavour: globally active and setting standards in the field.
Through generous support from interested individuals, corporations, host country organizations, international foundations and industrial partners, LUTW has lit up more than 14,000 homes in 42 different countries throughout the developing world from Afghanistan to Zambia.