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Fiji Lights

The Fiji Lights team is committed to designing and building a sustainable lighting system for schools in Fiji that do not have access to costly fuels and electricity after the sun goes down. The Fiji Lights project harnesses the power of the sun to charge batteries which can then be used to power lighting structures built by the team. In addition, the extra charged batteries can be rented out to the village generating a profit for the school. The Fiji Lights team worked on a tight timeline and produced a fully functioning prototype in just a few months that was sent to Fiji in the beginning of July 2013. The team is committed to seeking out other energy sources besides solar power as a way to push ourselves into alternative solutions that may be even more efficient.