Panasonic’s Goal to Disperse 100,000 Solar Lanterns to Off-Grid Regions by 2018
With renewables such as solar becoming cost-competitive, especially in areas detached from the electricity grid, now is the time to start investing in areas so people can gain economic opportunities, perform better in school and avoid dangerous fuels such as kerosene.
To that end, Panasonic has been running a “Cut Out the Darkness” Campaign that encourages designers to submit their design for solar lanterns. Panasonic will then turn around and deliver 100,000 of these lanterns by 2018, the company’s 100th anniversary. The company says most will be delivered within Asia and Africa.
Run out of the company’s Japan office, the campaign for design submissions runs until the end of the month. Learn more on the project’s Facebook Page.
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