The arrival of shipping containers in Lusaka might not sound that exciting, however the contents will change rural lives and communities dependent on mobile phones in Zambia.
Durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug have been unpacked and launched. This is a game changer providing a mobile electricity solution that provides consumers with the security of having power for their phones as fast as regular electricity.
Empowering people in rural Africa
“I’ve worked for many years to empower people in rural Africa to improve their economic well-being and opportunities in life. This utility-grade personal solar charger finally delivers on my dream to aid and empower people living without regular access to electricity” say CEO, Jacob Sikazwe,
The first shipment contained thousands of World Panel 500 combo-pack units with the patented solar panel technology plus a bundled 5000-milliamp Powerbank and bright ten-bulb LED light. The technology will be distributed in rural and urban COMESA regions. The company indicated that it plans to ship one million World Panel units to the COMESA region in 2015.
Only 8% of rural Zambia connected to grid
John Anderson, the inventor and CEO of US-based World Panel Inc. who is an expert in micro-solar technology explained , “with only 8% of rural Zambia connected to an electrical grid, our distributed green energy solution can significantly increase that level in three years at a fraction of the cost of traditional energy solutions. We are honored to deliver our first containers into Zambia.”