Submitted by: Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha
Implemented country: Bangladesh
Title: SuryaHurricane: Electrification for the Landless
52% of Bangladesh’s population lacks access to electricity. Rural people rely on kerosene for lighting. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha introduces an innovative device called “SuryaHurricane”, a low-cost solar lantern made from recycled parts of the conventional and much-used kerosene hurricane (lantern). Women brings used kerosene hurricane and receive a 5 Watt CFL placed inside the glass globe, which replaces the wick and burner. Next, a 6V 4 Amp battery is placed inside the oil-reservoir. The opening of the reservoir is used as re-charging socket with a switch underneath it. People earning less than one dollar a day now use SuryaHurricane.