Kerosene is highly flammable, and its vapour is explosive. Over 100,000 people die of burns each year in South East Asia, and millions more suffer injuries. The majority of such injuries are caused by kerosene and other legacy energy technologies. SolarHome systems eliminate this public safety hazard.
Kerosene causes skin and respiratory irritations, while long-term exposure can damage the central nervous system, causing chronic drowsiness, irritability, and even death. Using low-quality lighting on a sustained basis can be damaging to eyesight. SolarHome systems improve the health of its customers.
Having a reliable source of high-quality lighting enables our customers to earn more money by working after dark, as well as to extend their children’s study hours. Users of our systems can also benefit from a range of life-improving electrical appliances, including phone charging, radio, TV, chargeable flashlights, fans, and even computers and rice cookers.
In South East Asia, there are 150 million people who have no access to the electrical grid. Millions more have grid access that is unreliable. SolarHome provides these households with affordable access to clean energy.
Each new household reached by SolarHome eliminates 140 kg of carbon dioxide emissions per year and 1.45 kg of black carbon. SolarHome systems are environmentally friendly and help battle the greenhouse effect causing the global warming.