Google Donates 3,000 Solar Chargers to International Medical Corps

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Google donates 3,000 solar chargers

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Despite not having a lot of other modern conveniences or even necessities, the developing world does have its share of cell phones. However, electricity is not always so easy to find. Google.org, Google.com’s philanthropic sister, has decided to help International Medical Corps (IMC) workers in such countries by donating 3,000 solar chargers to IMC. IMC is an international relief organization that works throughout the developing world.

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“The Solio Solar Chargers receive power from the sun via small, foldable, solar panels, but can also take power from a USB port, or function as an optional wall charger. They can supply power to a range of over 3,200 mobile devices, including cameras and GPS systems – as well as phones – and hold a charge for up to a year,” IMC reports.

The total value of the donation is reportedly $216,000.

“Mobile phones are ubiquitous in the developing world today, but electricity is not,” said Nancy Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps. “We are extremely grateful to Google for these solar chargers, which will greatly enhance communications for our field staff, especially those working in remote areas.”

Google makes yet another step in promoting solar and other clean energy around the world.

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