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A solar power backpack to provide electricity

Lisungi Fablab  -  Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Lotiliki solar backpack. Only 9% of the Democratic Republic of Congo is electrified. At the FabLab, the young people designed, made and assembled a kit to address this problem: a solar panel is connected to a battery generator, which provides electricity for a lamp and a USB socket. In this way, students can move around without risk, work with a light and even re-charge their phones. Some of the young people in this FabLab are not in education because of economic reasons or because of the wars of the past few years.

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<p>A solar power backpack to provide electricity</p>
<p>A solar power backpack to provide electricity</p>
<p>A solar power backpack to provide electricity</p>

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