Nokero launches $6 solar bulb for off-grid users
About 20 percent of the world’s population still lacks access to electricity, according to the World Bank. Those who use kerosene as a source of light at night face the danger of fumes and fire.
Lighting startup Nokero has launched what it calls the world’s most affordable solar bulb, the N180-Start, which sells for $6 on its Web site.
The bulb has a 5-lumen LED that can shine for about four hours on a full charge after hanging outside in the sun.
Nokero, which is short for “no kerosene,” says the light can pay for itself in 15 days to two months depending on the user’s income and use of kerosene.
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“I’vemet people in Africa and Asia who walk for miles to spend significant income on kerosene fuel for light,” Nokero founder Steve Katsaros said … [Read more]
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