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GRAVITYLIGHT SEEKS TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS BY MEETING THEIR BASIC NEEDS, AT THE LOWEST COST POSSIBLE, WITH ZERO OVERHEAD. JIM REEVES, DESIGN ENGINEER AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AT THEREFORE

THE IDEA BEHIND About 1.5 billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. These people rely instead on biomass and fossil fuels to meet their entire energy demand, including indoor lighting. Deciwatt is working to connect the world’s unconnected populations by offering low-power electronics together with off-grid energy generation. Gravity Light is their second project - which is currently at a prototyping stage and has been able to secure funding via Indiegogo. Deciwatt also envisages other projects to allow the same off-grid populations to access the world’s knowledge via the internet, peer-to-peer communication, and education. Deciwatt is working to make this possible by applying well-known electronics and building momentum from the ground up.

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