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    Friday, July 31, 2015

    GRID-FREE WITH SOLAR IN WEST AFRICA

    Oolu Is Bringing Solar Energy To West Africa’s Off-Grid Population

    Christine Magee, July 31, 2015 (TechCrunch)

    “…[M]any people living in rural areas of West Africa still walk miles to the nearest city to charge their cellphones and purchase kerosene for lanterns…[and] the average rural family spends around $20 per month on energy-related costs [which is a huge expense where the per capita GDP is] just over $1,000…Oolu’s in-home solar system is composed of three adjustable lights and two USB plugs, powered by a battery that holds a charge for up to six hours with maximum output…For a low monthly fee, Oolu will install the system and perform all necessary maintenance, including free battery replacements and system upgrades…[It has saved] families an average of 60 percent on total energy spending…[S]imilar products are already being used in areas of East Africa…[Oolu has also set] up a distribution model and payment infrastructure that West African families and community leaders are comfortable with…” click here for more

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