Solar lights: the way towards sustainability

Solar power plays a significant role in the fight against climate change.

Solar technology can help more people access cheap, portable, and clean power to moderate poverty and increase quality of life. Moreover, it can also enable developed countries and those who are the largest consumers of fossil fuels, to transition to sustainable energy consumption.

“Lack of light after dark is the single largest factor making women feel unsafe in their communities. Introducing the solar powered systems to off-grid areas is helping transform the lives of people in these communities. It extends their day for commercial activity, education, and the community life,” said Prajna Khanna, who heads up CSR at Signify.

By 2050 – when the world must be climate neutral – additional infrastructure will be built for another 2 billion people. Now is the time for emerging economies to transform into smarter technologies, bypassing carbon-intensive choices, for cleaner more reliable zero carbon energy sources.

Improving Lives

BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, partnered with Signify to distribute solar lights to more than 46,000 families in Bangladesh’s refugee camps – this will help improve quality of life by supporting basic needs.
“These clean solar lights will make the camps a much safer place at night, and are, thus, making a much-needed contribution to the lives of people who are spending days in unimaginable difficulties,” said senior director of Strategy, Communication and Empowerment at BRAC.

As lighting can only have a long-term positive impact on communities if the skills needed to maintain these technologies are provided, the Signify Foundation gives technical training to members of remote communities as well as helping with entrepreneurial development to encourage the sustainability of green ventures.

Shining a light on the true value of solar power

Avoided operation and maintenance costs (fixed and variable)

Avoided fuel.

Avoided generations capacity.

Avoided reserve capacity (plants on standby that turn on if you have, for example, a large air conditioning load on hot day).

Avoided transmission capacity (lines).

Environmental and health liability costs associated with forms of electric generation that are polluting.

Post time: Feb-26-2021