16 Aug '11, 4pm

Social Entrepreneurs to Light the Developing World with Solar Bulbs #socent

Social Entrepreneurs to Light the Developing World with Solar Bulbs #socent

Solar-powered lighting is one of the newest areas of opportunity for social entrepreneurs. Solar light bulbs may be the next major path-breaking social innovation that will fulfil the lighting needs of the developing world in an affordable and environment-friendly manner. Social entrepreneur and inventor Stephen Katsaros has developed a solar light bulb that makes use of renewable solar energy to charge a battery-powered LED light for about four hours. The product has a life of about five years, while the replaceable battery may last for anywhere between 300 and 500 charges. With more than 1.4 billion around the world that do not have any access to a power grid, and those that depend on kerosene lamps to light their homes, Katsaros' invention can have a revolutionary social impact in the developing world. Katsaros calls his company Nokero, which is an acronym for "No Keros...

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