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The Twig Light: Affordable, Sustainable Lighting for Villagers in Rural Ghana

  title={The Twig Light: Affordable, Sustainable Lighting for Villagers in Rural Ghana},
  author={S. Francisco and Brad Rogers and M. Henderson and Michael Pugliese},
  • S. Francisco, Brad Rogers, +1 author Michael Pugliese
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering
  • A problem commonly identified by villagers in West Africa is the need for clean, affordable lighting. Villagers who can gain access to an affordable light source will be able to extend the productive portion of their day into the evening. This paper describes the development of a new, low cost, sustainable light source for poor villagers in developing countries. The device, called the Twig Light, generates electricity by imposing a temperature difference across a compact thermoelectric… CONTINUE READING
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