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  • MIC Electronic Ltd. joins hands with TERI to light rural villages and homes through high efficiency solar led lighting systems and led lanterns

    5 May 2009

    MIC Electronics Limited made an announcement today that the company would provide high efficiency Solar LED Lighting Systems, to rural areas.

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr M V Rao, Managing Director of MIC, said "we will supply high efficiency SOLAR LED LIGHTING PRODUCTS to light villages. Using the power of free and abundant sunlight, MIC’s solar LED lanterns are MIcs green energy solutions that would replace the kerosene and paraffin lanterns in each household."

    Ms Akanksha Chaurey, LaBL’s Global Head and TERI’s Director for Decentralized Energy Solutions Division, unveiled MIC’s High Efficiency Solar Lighting Systems here today. Solar LED Lighting Products developed by MIC Electronics and certified by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have been selected by TERI.

    "Over 1.6 billion people in the world lack access to electricity and 25% of them live in India. For these people, life comes to a standstill after dusk. Inadequate lighting is not only an impediment to progress and development opportunities, but also has a direct impact on the health, environment, and safety of people who are forced to light their homes with kerosene lamps, dung cakes, firewood, and crop residue after sunset. LED lanterns are more efficient and long lasting than CFL Lanterns and MIC’s commitment to the cause of developing sustainable technologies for renewable energy source is laudable." said Ms Akanksha Chaurey.

    The path breaking initiative of MIC Eectronics and TERI is fully supported by NICHIA Corporation, Singapore and Texas Instruments, USA.

    Mr Makoto Takenaka San of NICHIA Corporation, Singapore and Mr Amit Rao of Texas Instruments, expressed happiness over MIC Electronics’ efforts to develop Solar LED Lighting Products and joining hands with TERI to provide better illumination and smoke-free indoor environment not only in households but also in small enterprises such as shops, local bazaars, education centers and cottage industries.

    The campaign "Lighting a Billion Lives'" (LaBL) targets all communities across the world that lack access to modern and clean sources of lighting. Through this campaign, local entrepreneur-driven delivery channels are created for distribution and servicing of solar lanterns to rural communities. The campaign also provides excellent opportunity for public-private-people-partnership (P4) wherein the private sector can enhance the effectiveness of development schemes of the government, particularly in health, education and livelihoods sectors, by providing lighting through LaBL.