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Affordable solar lighting for the developing world. Nokero.

Techstination feature for Friday, May 4, 2012

Affordable solar power for the developing world.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     A small start-up called Nokero, which stands for no kerosene, is partnering with Child Fund International to bring affordable solar lighting to families and children around the world.   The products, from reading lights to room lights, are designed to be rugged and use batteries recharged by the sun.   Nokero’s Jennifer Butte-Dahl…

“Well there’s a billion and a half people in the world who have no access to electricity.  They either utilize kerosene, candles or battery.   We really have focused our products on trying to serve these communities.  Our products are also great for people in the western world who have off grid times.  People who are camping, hiking and out and want to keep their cell phones charged  or want a light to light their tent at night.”

Nokero is a for-profit venture.  The idea, the company says, is to make the effort sustainable.   There’s more info at   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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