Philips to light up1000m2 “lighting centers” in Africa with solar-powered LED lighting
electronics giant Philips, also known as Royal Philips Electronics, has been drawing plans to lighten up far-flung areas of Africa since quite a while now and is currently planning to invest a whopping $1.48 million in the effort. The company will soon begin lighting up 1000m2 areas in Africa with solar-powered LED lighting. These areas will then be used as spaces for education, entertainment, sports and recreation. Philips has planned 100 lighting centers of the kind and will soon unveil the sites and countries that will enjoy the benefits of the same with installation kicking off in October later this year. Currently, countries including Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morrocco and South Africa play home to these solar-powered lighting centers, each the size of a small soccer field with four 8m-tall poles each, holding LED lighting solutions. A great way to bring sustainable energy to areas off the grid, Philips’ initiative is worth a ton of praise.