Amos is a 33 year old security officer working in Nairobi, Kenya. He’ll be seeing whether solar mobile charging is a practical option for his everyday life.
Petteri will be sailing on the Baltic sea during July and he’ll be reporting on how solar charging works as the primary energy source for maintaining communications at sea.
Aino is a 16-year old girl scout and she’s going to test the limits of mobile solar charging in a massive scout camp during this summer.
Ilkka Syvänperä is a research technician at the University of Turku Research Station in Utsjoki, in northern Finland. He’s exploring the possibilities of using a solar powered mobile phone during the summer time, when the sun doesn’t set for more than two months.
Category Archives: Kenya
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the city of Yuma in Arizona is the sunniest place on earth. Of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in Yuma for roughly 4,174 hours, or about…
After four months, our solar charging project has come to an end. In that time we’ve collected huge amounts of invaluable data from places as far apart as the Arctic and Kenya. We already knew that for solar charging to…
Kenya has 16.5 million mobile phone users. Yet only 15% of the population have regular access to electricity. These two facts alone make Kenya the ideal place for an affordable solar powered mobile phone, which is why we’ve been keenly…
Our Kenyan tester, Amos Omondi, has now been making the most of Lokki, our solar powered mobile phone prototype, for the last couple of weeks. We’re especially keen to see how Lokki fares in this East African nation because the…