Mankind today is threatened due to extreme poverty and climate change. These issues are primarily influenced by increasing oil prices that are just making the poor, poorer and are increasing our dependency on non-renewable sources of energy. Therefore, science and technology are engaged in exploring alternative options in the field of renewable energy resources that will lead to the decreased emission of greenhouse gases, a primary culprit in causing global climate change. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 50% of the world's population has no access to electricity and they use fossil fuels for cooking and domestic activities. However, using biomass fuels like wood and kerosene is highly toxic and expensive and leads to indoor air pollution, impacting health and global climate. Indoor air pollution is also a leading cause of poverty, poor health, and gender equality issues and kills approximately 1.6 million people per year globally, out of which 85% are women and children under the age of five. Scientific studies have concluded that large-scale burning of fossil fuels is the primary cause of climate change as this activity pumps a large number of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. Moreover, destroying the forests to procure wood is depleting the sink that is needed to absorb the released Carbon Dioxide gas. Therefore, replacing carbon-emitting products like kerosene lamps with solar power, and reducing our dependency on burning wood and fossil fuels, we can definitely alleviate global warming.
Research has revealed that the kerosene lamp, used widely across many developing countries including India, is estimated to release over a ton of carbon dioxide over a period of seven years. Replacing these lamps with solar lanterns will lead to significant reductions in carbon emissions in India. Thus, promoting the widespread use of solar power for lighting the home is a step in the right direction, especially in developing countries where energy poverty is endemic and widespread in rural settings. This initiative would increase access to affordable electricity, thus reducing rural poverty and providing poor communities with a cheaper and a greener source of electricity.
Solar power is a clean and a renewable source of energy. Sunlight is used to provide cheap, reliable and a continuous supply of power for lighting homes during evening and this can help fight the widespread lack of electricity in rural India
MITVA products can completely eliminate the need for kerosene lanterns for household purposes- The cost saved can be significant for customers- as they generally spend 10 to 25 percent of their monthly income on kerosene oil.
The bright and reliable light from our products aid income-generating activities such as farming and retail. A United Nations Development Program study demonstrates that household businesses with improved lighting have a 30 percent increase in income due to increased productivity at night.
BETTER STUDY ENVIRONMENT:
The poor light quality and the noxious fumes of kerosene lanterns hinder the ability of children to study effectively. Therefore, MITVA lights facilitate longer and more effective study hours, which directly lead to increased learning and higher test scores.
HEALTHY & SAFE HOMES:
Kerosene lamps contribute to indoor air pollution, and these are proven to have disastrous health effects, ranging from tuberculosis to cancer. Therefore, MITVA products are extremely safe and use super-bright LEDs that do not emit any pollutants and also easy to use.