09 Jun '11, 4am

Rising electricity prices spark a bright idea Channel NewsAsia

Rising electricity prices spark a bright idea Channel NewsAsia

MANILA: Laundrywoman Rose Bindoy lived darkness when her electricity got cut off six months ago. Now she uses an energy saving solar bottle bulb, thanks to the city government of Manila and the My Shelter Foundation. With some three million homes outside of Metro Manila still without electricity, the solar bottle bulb project hopes to light up around a million homes by 2012 using inexpensive and easy to assemble recyclable materials. Made from plastic soft drink bottle, water, liquid bleach, metal sheet, and a sealant, the solar bottle bulb gives off light equivalent to a 55-watt electric lamp, and can last for up to five years. Illac Diaz, from the My Shelter Foundation said: "When it refracts through water, it bends. So that it goes to all the sides of the household. Unlike a hole in a roof or a fiberglass that travels in a straight line. It's also very cool where only t...

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channelnewsasia.com 05 Jun '11, 7am

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