Panasonic to Donate 100,000 Solar Lanterns in Asia and Africa

April 18, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary by donating 100,000 solar lanterns across several countries in Asia and Africa.

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It is estimated that over 1.3 billion people on earth have no access to electricity and they usually depend on kerosene lantern to provide light after dark. Those kerosene lamps release toxic fumes and also are not efficient or bright.

Solar powered lights are one of the best methods to deal with the electricity shortage issue. But for a majority of people living in the rural areas, it is almost impossible to buy a solar powered light.

But Panasonic’s effort would really make an impact as they will donate 100,000 solar lanterns to those who lack access to electricity. This project will be completed by the end of 2018 .

The company has already donated 3,000 lanterns in Myanmar and 5,000 lanterns in India via non-profit organizations in February and March of 2013.

It is common in poor countries that lack of electricity sometimes holds back social, economic, and personal development. The availability of solar lanterns could make a huge difference on this terrain.