One out of every two people in the world have limited access to safe and affordable sources of energy. Not only can “Cleantech” products reduce the use of natural resources and cut emissions and waste, they can offer these rural, “last mile” communities energy that is not connected to the grid.
Under the United States Department of State's Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, Trees, Water & People and PowerMundo are working to distribute cleantech products to small business owners and cooperatives in rural areas of Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru in the form of solar lighting, solar electric, and solar phone chargers.
These innovative new products make it possible to fulfill the increasing need for phone chargers, while at the same time introducing solar technology that provides additional economic and educational benefits, such as allowing families to work or study at night. These gateway renewable energy technologies are opening up great possibilities for lower carbon growth and development while improving access to modern energy products, services, and business opportunities to those currently without regular access.
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