Solar lantern development and dissemination

Solar lantern development and dissemination

06.11.2010 - Jeroen Verschelling, Jan Carel Diehl Resources

This paper will discuss the participatory development and market implementation of the so-called ‘MoonLight’ a solar energy powered and locally produced light for rural Cambodia. Light is one of the basic needs required for education, improving the social security and advances productivity. In Cambodia 80% of the population does not have access to electricity from the public grid and rely on costly and low-grade lighting sources such as candles, kerosene lanterns and car batteries to provide light at night.