MIT Students Develop $20 Solar Lamp for Remote India

22 May of 2010 by

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A team of seven students from MIT and Rhode Island School of Design havecreated a low-cost lamp that could be used by millions of people inremote parts of India. Dubbed Enlight, the lamp costs just $20 and runson renewable solar energy. The lamp can withstand drops on the floor and can easily be taken apart and fixed if something goes wrong.

The lamp aims to provide a clean energy solution to millions of people who relyon kerosene lamps, which are unhealthy, unsafe and inadequate. The teamwill present a prototype to one of India’s largest non-governmentalorganizations, the Energy and Resource Institute, which will considerusing the Enlight to light some 40,000 villages.

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