This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A first light for the globe?

Our friend Charles Wang of Hawaii ECO Project has shared with us a working prototype of Panasonic's LED Lantern.  This self-contained system will use sunlight to directly charge a high-tech battery--storing enough energy for five hours of bright light or twenty at a reduced-light setting.  Many humans on our globe have never owned a light bulb, and this would be an amazing way for them to enjoy their first light!