In the rural regions of Africa there is very rarely a public energy supply as in most cases it is too expensive to lay power cables to the remote-lying villages. So to have at least a bit of light in the houses, schools and clinic wards millions of kerosene and oil lamps are used night after night.
Because of the situation described the objective of all efforts and technical innovations must be to break the dependency on kerosene and oil lamps and develop alternatively a clean and financially sustainable method of lighting.
Modern solar systems offer this alternative as, because of technical advancements, solar technology has become long-lasting and thus reasonably priced. Through the combination of modern solar technology and energy-saving lamps clean and economical lighting is enable by which in turn a sustainable improvment in the living conditions in Africa can in many cases be achieved.