Cambodia, 20 April 2013
It is said that there are 1.32 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity. Many rural areas in developing countries still use firewood, dung, and kerosene as a source of light and energy. Each year, 1.9 million people die from smoke inhalation. This death rate is higher than that of malaria or tuberculosis.
Through the "100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project," Panasonic aims to provide 100,000 solar lanterns, which can be charged during the day and used at night, to areas without access to electricity by 2018. Panasonic will continue to provide light to people living in areas without access to electricity. Please see for yourself see how important this project is, and how committed Panasonic is to the project.
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