20,000 lightweight solar lights for PNG, parts of Africa

Friday, 01 June, 2018

New Energy Solar and the Australian charity SolarBuddy have teamed up to deliver more than 20,000 lightweight solar lights to rural communities in Papua New Guinea and parts of Africa over the next three years.

“Globally it is estimated that 1.4 billion people do not have access to modern electricity. This is a staggering figure, particularly given that we have technology and the means to alleviate the energy burden of all people,” said Simon Doble, CEO of SolarBuddy.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with New Energy Solar and with their support we’ll be able to reach thousands more children, providing them with a solar light to assist them to study and learn long after the sun goes down and to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

“It really is up to innovative partnerships to drive the way in the renewable energy space,” said Doble.

“We can’t wait for governments as too often partnerships collapse with policy or party change. So it’s really up to us to lead the charge and get the job done.”

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