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WakaWaka sells and donates portable solar powered chargers and lights

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Solar, Empower

For much of the Western world, the rare power outage usually means an awkward family game night.

For the 1.2 billion people around the world with no electricity, and hundreds of millions more who experience regular blackouts, the lack of reliable power infrastructure is yet another disadvantage in an interconnected world.

California’s WakaWaka is taking a two-birds, one-stone approach to the problem. They make portable solar-powered chargers and lights available for purchase, sure to come in handy for travelers, outdoorsmen, and anyone else looking to cut down on electricity consumption.

And for every WakaWaka product purchased, the company donates one to somebody in the developing world.

Launched on Kickstarter two years ago, WakaWaka was named a 2015 CES Innovation Award Honoree for the WakaWaka Power+, a sturdy and lightweight solar powered charger and light that can fully charge a smartphone in less than two hours.

According to their website, WakaWaka has put over 130,000 devices on the map and impacted over 600,000 people in 35 countries. That amounts to over $5 million in energy expenses saved per year.

You can purchase a WakaWaka Power+ for $79 or a WakaWaka Light for $39 here

Now go forth (and shed some light).

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