28 Sep '11, 2pm

Pay-As-You-Go Makes Solar Accessible to Emerging Markets : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Pay-As-You-Go Makes Solar Accessible to Emerging Markets : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Developed by solar film manufacturer Eight19 , and being trialed now in partnership with Solar Aid , the IndiGo charging technology is specifically designed to overcome cost barriers in a huge, emerging market. (Previously the domain of development charities, small-scale solar lighting and charging is increasingly becoming a business opportunity for companies and micro-entrepreneurs in poorer rural communities.) The 2.5w system features a solar panel, an LED light, adapters for most cellular phones, and an IndiGo box with battery. Users simply add credit to the box using top up codes sent to their cell phone&mdah;without which the system does not generate electricity. Speaking to Business Green about the IndiGo pay-as-you-go solar charger, CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth explained that users will likely pay around $1 a week rather than $60 upfront—a much more manageable payment...

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Here's Why Coal's True Cost Is Much Higher Than We Pay : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

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