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The Social Impact of Solar

Economical Factors

With our solar powered products there are significant cost savings to be made by customers. Statistically families who live off grid spend a lot of their monthly income on kerosene oil to power their lanterns and travel long distances just to charge their mobile phones. For a typical rural family living off grid the money they spend on our products provides a return and cost saving within 2 months.

Increased Health And Safety In Homes

Millions of people around the world live with limited or intermittent access to electricity. Even when electricity is available it is often too expensive to use for long periods of time. As a result, large segments of the world’s population rely on hazardous forms of flame-based lighting such as kerosene lanterns, which produce very low levels of light output and studies have shown cause serious health risks often leading to tuberculosis and in some cases cancer.

Our solar powered lighting products are safe, sustainable and provide extremely bright light for long periods of time.

Providing Better Brighter Environments For Studying

Millions of children around the world are studying in poorly lit toxic environments due to the fumes from kerosene lamps.

Our customers have seen vast improvements in their children′s education due to the fact that their children are now able to study in bright fume less environments once it gets dark.

The development and education of our children is key to a better future and at SMP we feel it is our duty to help parents provide better brighter environments by developing safer, more affordable, durable and sustainable solutions to light and power rural homes.

Enabling Rural Business

Typically in rural areas around the world where there are no reliable energy sources, once it becomes dark, productivity reduces and in some cases comes to a complete halt due to a lack of adequate lighting.

Our studies have shown that customers with businesses in rural areas have enjoyed an increased income due to the fact that they are able to continue working once it gets dark. We continue to develop and manufacture products that enable them to work longer which in turn helps them to grow their business and support the local community.

New micro businesses have been established providing mobile phone charging services, for a low initial investment entrepreneurs can create a small business and start generating cash to support their families.

 

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