Bestnet a manufacturing firm in Denmark has announced that it will participate in Energy Day in the country to highlight their solar solution, Sunlife that is aimed to help children in Africa.
“The aim is to raise awareness of sustainable energy solutions that ensure that energy resources are used wisely, and educates people on how green solutions can offer a better life to individuals around the globe,” the company said.
The company hopes that for every lamp sold at the event, it will donate a similar device to support a project in Pebi, Ghana to help children get light to study well into the night.
“Bestnet has already been pleasantly surprised by the number of local companies that have shown their support of this worthwhile project by pre-purchasing Sunlife® Solar Lamps prior to the event. We invite anyone interested in helping to either stop by our exhibit area on Friday June 21st, or to contact Bestnet to pledge their support,” said Bestnet Managing Director, Trine Angeline Sig.
The Sunlife solar lamps have a simple and elegant design. The company admits that the products are easy to use and suitable for the targeted market in Africa. The product also includes solutions such as LED rechargeable lights, rechargeable batteries, cellphone connectors and radio connectors.
“Sunlife products provide much needed relief to the affected, by helping to rebuild their lives from destruction to come back one regained sense of normalcy by providing lighting, connectivity and information,” the company said.
“In Denmark, we cannot imagine such a life, but for about 600 families in the coastal area of Pebi in Ghana, it is still a reality in 2013. They have no access to electricity and, after daylight hours, productive activities such as children studying and parents working must stop due to the darkness,” Sig said.
The continent has experienced great initiatives to light up rural areas in Africa. Good examples are the M-Kopa solar lighting project in Kenya that enables families to purchase solar units and pay a small daily fee to acquire the units.