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.
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