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Friday, May 04, 2018

Lighting Africa debuts with Humbrella CSR project

The innovation, meant to light up African villages and provide a cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution compared to other sources of energy,  has debut and dubbed ‘Humbrella,’ reports ITRealms.

The project launched at a spectacular event on the 27th of April 2017, ITRealms gathered, is courtesy of China Clean Energy Company, Hanergy Group, is a solar powered umbrella.

Humbrella launch could not have occurred in a more opportune time when the international community is striving to address climate change by implementing an ambitious global agenda with the objective of ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all by 2030. In addition, on the upcoming Summit Meeting of the Forum on China Africa co-operation, efforts and goals are only re-enforced by the initiative.

Ambassador Mamadou expressed his gratitude for the noble Corporate Social Responsibility act by the Chinese company, further stating his country’s intention to foster even better relations particularly regarding partnerships with Chinese companies on renewable energy.

Hanergy Group Holdings is a multinational clean energy company with a wide range of mobile energy solutions, covering hydropower, wind power and solar power. Thin-film solar power research and development has been the main focus at Hanergy since 2009. Nine years later, the Humbrella launches, providing practical solutions to the ever persistent problem of unstable power supply in Africa.


The Humbrella converts sunshine and stores as much as 4000 mAh electricity, ensuring a 10 hour high quality reading time for children or charging more than 10 3000 mAh smartphones not to mention the 4 USB ports strategically located on the shaft of the umbrella that could be used to plug in lamps small fans, electric insect repellants among others. The product is not only efficient but also environmentally friendly as it leverages thin-film solar power generation to directly convert solar energy into electricity replacing diesel generators thus achieving “zero emission’ energy.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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