We have been working with The University of Edinburgh in developing Solar What?! – this is a fully repairable, recyclable solar-powered light that empowers people to extend the lives of electronic devices.
In 2017 over 6 million small, solar powered lighting devices were sold worldwide and 1.6 million solar powered lighting devices entered electronic waste flows.
We believe that delivering affordable, clean energy for all can also promote responsible production and consumption. Our combined goal is to advocate for sustainable design in the global solar industry and promote the repair, reuse and recycling of solar powered electronics. We are pro-solar, anti-waste.
It is also exciting to note that the first Solar What?! prototype has joined the permanent collection at the National Museum of Scotland, disseminated to the wider public as an example of a technological innovation, designed in Scotland to address global challenges of energy access and electronic/plastic waste. We are very proud of our involvement in this project.