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Silicon Valley Technology boss speaks

Apr 15, 2010, 10:50 AM

Mr. Douglas Rickets, Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Technology Partners the Gambia, has revealed that his company has introduced a new technology for solar led lamp, which started in India, East Africa and now in The Gambia.

Mr. Rickets, who was speaking in an interview with this reporter, said that he is partnering with the National Environment Agency (NEA).

According to him, solar panels charge batteries but proper disposal remains a serious environmental concern.

Mr. Rickets added that solar systems with rechargeable batteries last for years, and are a better alternative to the commonly used disposable batteries, which are purchased every week.

He said at the end of March, he traveled to up-country with three business associates, where they introduced and sold the latest solar lamps.

"Since the lamps are selling well in India and East Africa, I was confident they would also be useful here," he said. He added that many businesspeople and government staff chose the "NOVA our premium lamp that also charges mobiles now reduced to D1250."

He further stated that the best valve is "our "Kirm" lantern, which lights a room very well and is useful for working or socialising at night, now discounted to just D400 instead of D500."