MTN, World Panel launch micro-solar chargers for off-grid users


mission_image_05cMTN South Africa and World Panel have partnered to see susbcribers charge their devices on the go using World Panel’s SunStream, a portable mobile phone solar charger.

The R219 package includes a SunStream™ and R20 free airtime on the MTN network. This promotional package is available at MTN stores in Mthatha and the SunStream™ expected to roll out across South Africa.

“The SunStream™ was developed with exactly this customer in mind: someone who views their mobile device as a lifeline, but lacks the power to keep it charged,” said Hennie Botha, World Panel’s Managing Director for South Africa. “The reliable, affordable power offered by the SunStream™ can be a game-changer, and we are therefore pleased to launch this bundle with MTN.”

Though this does not look so innovative enough, World Panel’s SunStream™ product line was introduced in late 2015 after years in development and is able to bypass the need for chipsets or PC boards, which are notorious for breakage on typical solar charging devices.

The highly durable SunStream™ products can charge most feature phones at or near the same speed as a wall plug and can perform even while submerged in water.