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Bringing solar power to the poor

05/08/2010

Some days ago the Central Committee for Vietnam Farmers’ Association had a meeting in Hanoi with Knescopic Electronic Corporation – India on cooperation of supporting the poor households in rural and mountainous area in approaching electrical devices using solar power.

Some days ago the Central Committee for Vietnam Farmers’ Association had a meeting in Hanoi with Knescopic Electronic Corporation – India on cooperation of supporting the poor households in rural and mountainous area in approaching electrical devices using solar power.

 

Based on analysis of the actual use of electrical appliances in rural areas and mountainous regions of Vietnam, both sides agreed to sign on the project "Solar energy lighting for the poor and the minority in mountainous areas".


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The project aims to propagate and raise the awareness of energy saving in order to alleviate the consequences of greenhouse effect and global warming and also to gradually bring high tech devices to the poor. This is regarded as a useful and practical project for the poor in Viet Nam, especially in 62 poor districts, because it supports the production of products well suited with the divided terrain in mountainous area of our country.

 

In phase I, it is estimated that there will be 25,000 lighting lamps docked to Vietnam to serve the poor. The price of the bulb is approximately over USD30 each, and the average longevity is 15 years. Manufacturing materials of these lamps have been issued carbon certificates by International Organization and Global Energy International Committee and therefore are guaranteed to meet safety standards. Those are green lighting products and can illuminate for 50 thousand hours. The assured longevity of batteries is 3 years. People will also be trained on how to use batteries most effectively. The products will be distributed free for the poor.

 

Soon after being agreed upon by both sides, the project will be submitted to the Government of Vietnam and the Environment agency of United Nations for approval. If approved, Knescopic Electronics Corporation will collaborate with Vietnam Farmers’ Association in the project to supply devices using solar power for farmers. These solar power devices are produced by the company for the poor community in rural areas. Based on the results of sponsorship proposals, the devices will be supplied free of charge for farmers or  at a fraction of their costs.

 

Knescopic Electronics Corporation specializes in manufacturing energy saving electronic devices. It has developed an international network of offices in India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many other regions worldwide. Products of Knescopic Electronics have the advantage of being environment friendly. By using solar energy, these products release less carbon dioxide and also reduce the use of other energy sources which are being excessively exploited such as hydro-power, thermal power, oil and gas.


By Nguyen An

 

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