Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty gets eco-friendly by supporting solar-power lamps

ML-1 Mini Lantern
The Freeplay Energy ML-1 Mini Lantern is a compact, dependable lantern ideal for most portable illumination requirements. It has no bulbs to burn out, nor disposable batteries to replace, and you can power it yourself when needed.

Shilpa Shetty is doing her bit to fight global warming. She has joined hands with Freeplay Energy India, a company that produces hand crank lanterns that generate electricity without using fuel. The actress' foundation will distribute these solar power- generated lamps for free to villages in India.

No fuels needed

Shilpa, who is currently in London, says, "The company has a patent technology called Crank. You don't need any kerosene or electricity or natural resources to light up these lamps. One just needs to wind up the crank system manually for one minute and you get 15 minutes of bright light. It's great for villages with no light. This way, we can save on pollution from burning fuels."
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