Peter, a solar entrepreneur in Tanzania, gives a demonstration of a Glenergy solar-powered LED lantern in his home village. When the lantern is fully charged from its solar panel (free from the sun), it provides a household 24 hours of bright LED light. This is a big deal to a family who lives on less than $5/day and previously spent up to 30% of their annual income on dirty, inefficient, and unsafe fuel-based lighting. Peter offers the solar lanterns to families on a rent-to-own credit scheme at the same rate that they had been paying for kerosene.
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