Monday, 18 January 2010

Solar Powered Lights To Aid Haiti Relief Effort

As much of the affected area in Haiti remains without power, complicating rescue and cleanup efforts, Sol Inc, a US company, is helping the earthquake disaster effort by donating solar powered lighting systems so that relief efforts can be provided during dark hours and to provide greater safety and security to those affected.

The solar lights will be used to provide light in areas such as the triage, food distribution areas and along roadways leading into to Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. The company has also launched an initiative whereby people who donate a Tropical Solar Light System to the disaster relief efforts in Haiti, Sol Inc will make a matching donation of a second lighting system.

The system includes weather, corrosion and tamper proof security features for theft prevention, and, using solar panels between 80 and 260 watts, it includes a battery backup for cloudy days with enough storage capacity for a minimum of 5 nights.

Sol Inc says the Tropical Solar Light is easily installed and requires no scheduled maintenance for up to five years. It can also withstand hurricane force winds.

Via: EnergyMatters

2 Comments:

RE Ausetkmt said...

wowww, that's great. solar lights are just what they need. can you please post the link to the pledge form so we can check out buying a light as a donation. great post.
I'll be linking to your post from RecycledFrockery.com later this week.

again Great Post - I came from cmf

storybeader said...

great idea! they need a bit of light in the city at night! You always find the best stories! Thanks! {:-Deb

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