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Portable Light Solar Textiles

The Portable Light unit is a light-emitting textile that can be adapted by different cultures and customized as a result of its open source integration model.

Portable Light Solar Textiles

Primary Function: To enable the world's poorest people to create and own energy harvesting textiles, providing the benefits of renewable power as an integral part of everyday life.

Targeted Beneficiaries: Individuals with lack of access to reliable electricity.

Need Addressed: Lack of reliable electricity and/or

Uniqueness: This unit provides bright, white light to read and generates electrical power to charge cell phones and other small devices through nanotechnology. Portable Light maximizes its efficiency through digital communication protocols between linked units.

Dimensions: Varies

User Requirements: Sunlight for charging light

Resources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjGSI_3pUCs

Approximate Cost: Not Listed

Portable Light Solar Textiles

Geographic Coverage: South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, Kenya

Distributor: The Portable Light Project, an initiative established by KVA MATx (Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.)

Primary Contacts: http://www.portablelight.org/contact, info@kvarch.net

Languages Spoken: English

Phone Number: (617) 442-0800

Physical Address: 10 Farnham Street, Boston, MA 02119 USA

Website: http://www.portablelight.org/

Other Information and Links: http://www.kvarch.net/projects/97

Portable Light Solar Textiles

The Portable Light unit is a light-emitting textile that can be adapted by different cultures and customized as a result of its open source integration model.

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