by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY on 01.25.10 Science & Technology (alternative energy)
Amidst the rubble of earthquake in Haiti and all the efforts to mobilize funding to help with the relief effort, I just wanted to pass along two examples that have come across my desk of how solar power is being used to bring both clean water and clean light to bear on the cleanup:
50,000 Solar Lamps + Solar Hospital Lighting
The first is from EarthSpark International: The Cambridge, Mass.-based non-profit is raising money to bring 50,000 solar-powered lamps, flashlights, and mobile phone chargers to Port-au-Prince, as well as install a 1.8 kilowatts of solar powered lighting in hospitals run by Partners in Health.
At the moment funds have been raised for the solar lighting for Partners in Health and for about 6,500 lamps and 800 phone chargers.
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