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Featured Photo: Homework continues after the sun goes down


Two students in India continue working on their homework after the sun goes down with the use of Greenlight Planet’s portable solar light. OPIC provided a $5 million in financing to help Greenlight Planet introduce affordable solar lighting and phone charging stations in emerging markets around the world.

Chicago-based Greenlight Planet has its roots in the University of Illinois, where a student T. Patrick Walsh developed an off-grid solar technology after he saw the world’s vast energy poverty during a summer internship in India. Walsh joined with two fellow students to build the company, and introduced its off-grid solar technology in India and other developing markets.

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