World Panel to launch solar chargers at AfricaCom

CapeTown SouthAfrica Marc SmithWorld Panel will showcase its solar chargers at AfricaCom being held in Cape Town, South Africa. (Image source: Marc_Smith)World Panel will launch two new powerful handheld solar chargers at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, which will take place between 12-14 November 2013

The World Panel 500 and 1000 portable phone chargers will be showcased for the first time at the show, and will offer a solution for the profit gap caused by battery charging problems across Africa, according to World Panel.

The new chargers will use direct-from-the-sun technology that powers a phone as quick as a wall outlet, powering any USB device and will be able to double or triple the output, World Panel said.

“I arrived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 with a solar prototype for boiling water and left with the clear message that people wanted a better way to keep their phones charged,” said World Panel CEO John Anderson.

“After an intense R&D and testing period, I am returning to Africa to launch a line of patented chargers that meets the requirements of those I interviewed: it is as fast as a wall plug, it will last, and the price is right. Income generation is possible also for both entrepreneurs and the telecoms since 10 phones can be charged in a day,” Anderson added.

World Panel will be exhibiting at AfricaCom on Stand P07

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