October 17

Successful Pilot Shows Localised Repair as Viable Solution to 91% Of Non-functioning Solar Lights Across Zambia

Latest research from international development charity SolarAid’s repair pilot in Zambia shows that localised repair presented a viable solution to 91% of the solar products that had fallen into disrepair, sitting on shelves across the country. This points to the potential of repair of an estimated 110 million non-functioning solar products across Africa which would otherwise contribute to the growing problem of electronic waste on the continent. Ahead of International E-Waste Day, 14th October, these results are prompting the charity to advocate for increased finance and a stricter repair agenda to address the rise of non-functioning solar products.

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Source: PV Magazine (link opens in a new window)

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