The BBC production team for Tribes, Predators & Me have supported remote communities in Papua New Guinea with a long term pollution problem using the latest in renewable energy technology.
These tribes use battery powered torches to light their homes, for night fishing and crocodile hunting.
When the batteries run out, they’re thrown away littering the landscape with lead. The BBC bought lightweight solar PV powered lanterns (see photo left) to give to the tribes as a clean alternative.
A crew filming in Peru for the BBC Natural History Unit’s Planet Earth II series used very similar solar light for their camping base. The lights are very bright as well being very lightweight and easily portable – all helping to keep the production team’s kit weight, costs and carbon emissions down.
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