Hanergy inaugurates ‘Lighting Africa’ in Tanzania

humbrellaMinister Song Tao and Dr Salim. A. Salim lit up the solar umbrella from Hanergy. (Image source: Hanergy)Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group, a multinational clean energy company, has launched the “Lighting Africa” project at its first stop Tanzania

Together with China Foundation for Peace and Development and Tanzania-China Friendship Association, the project promises to donate the first 100 Humbrellas in October 2018.

“Lighting Africa” is a philanthropic project initiated by Hanergy and joined by China Foundation for Peace and Development this April in Beijing, aiming to provide environmental-friendly lighting devices to African children to improve their reading time and help the electricity-deprived population in Africa.

The Wednesday event that had a Humbrella demonstrated in fully lit condition was witnessed by dignitaries such as minister of the International Department of Communist Party of China, Song Tao, President of Tanzania-China Friendship Association, Dr Salim A Salim, Hanergy Kenya sales directors Li Chuan and Zhang Xu, and more than 700 local residents from Kagera region along with teachers and pupils from the Oysterbay Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

As per International Energy Agency (IEA)’s report, with 880 million people living in insufficient electricity, power shortage has become an important factor that restricts the development of Africa.

Donating the Humbrella, Li Chuan said, “The Humbrella will surely light up the lives of African children and facilitate the fast-paced development of Africa. Today’s step to donate Humbrella to Tanzania is the testimony of our commitment to helping the underdeveloped regions of Africa facing power shortage.”

Humbrella is a new thin-film solar product developed by Hanergy. Weighing 8.8kg and a diameter of 2.7 metres, Humbrella is covered with thin-film solar panels, which is available for power generation in both sunny and cloudy days.

Equipped with Integrated functions of off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting and terminal charging, the newly unveiled product is expected to store as much as 40000 mAh electricity, ensuring a 10-hour high-quality reading time for children, or charging more than ten 3000 mAh smartphones.

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