Since the year of 2000, we worked in the field of Solar Energy to
provide for Africans affected by a lack or insufficiency of
electricity After having made the tours in Africa, visiting many
villages and talking with the villagers of different nationalities,
we found that the only lighting means for them were:
- Hurricane lamp oil (kerosene lamp)
But we noted that these lighting means have the following defects:
(1) As daily consumer goods, candles or lamp oil are costly
(2) Kerosene is harmful to the eyes and lungs, especially to the
(3) Firewood collection is a hard daily work for the women and the
(4) Bad for the environment
(5) More than 80% of fires in rural areas were caused by the above
To fight against the above defects, we has developed Low Cost Solar
Lighting Kit SRY-001 to help Africa.
Low Cost Solar Lighting Kit SRY-001 consists of solar panel, power
supply box and LED bulb (very low energy consumption,
Only 1W) is currently regarded as the best lighting solution for
people in remote areas, especially in rural Africa. We use Ni-MH
(Nickel Metal Hydride) rechargeable battery instead of lead-acid
battery or NI-CD battery, because of its long life, no memory
effect, no toxic, friendly to the environment.
In our view, solar light (solar lantern, solar lighting kit, etc. )
for developing countries, must have the following 3 fundamentals.
(1). LOW COST (because the potential users are poor)
(2). DURABLE (long life, no danger for the children, not requiring
special knowledge to maintain and operate the devices)
(3). EASY TO USE /EASY TO INTALL (most users are not well trained.
The simpler, the better)
You may find many solar lanterns on the market, but most of them
are only a combination of a solar panel and a lantern which was
designed for camping or emergency, can not meet the demand of the
users living in developing counties, such as Africa. But Low Cost
Solar Lighting Kit SRY-001 is specially designed for them.