Hanergy has kicked off a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project aiming at donating the first 100 Humbrellas this October.
A humbrella is a new thin-film solar product developed by Hanergy. Weighing only 8.8 kilograms and a diameter of 2.7 meters, and is covered with thin-film solar panels, which is available for power generation in both sunny and cloudy days.
The project, dubbed “Lighting Africa” is a philanthropic project initiated by a multinational clean energy company Hanergy and joined by China Foundation for Peace and Development this April in Beijing, aiming to provide environmental-friendly lighting devices to African Children to improve their reading time and help electricity deprived population in Africa.
Equipped with Integrated functions of off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting and terminal charging, the newly unveiled product, humbrella, is expected to store as much as 40000 mAh electricity, ensuring a 10-hour high-quality reading time for children, or charging more than ten 3000mAh smartphones.
“Under the weak light our solar panel can still work. If there is a cloudy day, still there is light outside but the amount of electricity will reduce but still be produced. At the same time if you want to use huge electricity, both solar panel and stored battery will work together,” An Rongbang, President of Hanergy Global Application Product Development Centre was quoted in an international outlet saying.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s report, with 880 million people living in insufficient electricity, power shortage has become an important factor that restricts the development of Africa.
The demonstration was witnessed by, among others: President of Tanzania China Friendship Association, Hon. Dr. Salim.A.Salim, Hanergy Kenya Sales Directors Li Chuan and Zhang Xu, and over 700 local residents from Kagera Region along with teachers and pupils from the Oysterbay Primary School in Dares Salaam, Tanzania.