US solar energy storage and lighting firm launches next generation family of Solar Home Systems with Digital TV for the African market
According to the Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts from Digital TV Research, nearly two-thirds of TV homes (36.2million) took digital signals by end 2015, up from 18.7% (7.9 million) in 2010. Complete digital transition was achieved in Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda by end 2015. This count will increase from 6 countries at end 2015 to 11 by end of 2016. Digital TV penetration will reach 99.9% in 35 forecast countries by 2021 or 74.7 million homes.
“While we take part in addressing the basic power and lighting needs of the over 2 billion people worldwide that lack access to energy, we value the importance of empowering and uplifting them through access to knowledge and entertainment. Promoting off-grid appliances, commencing with television, will be one of MOAB’s immediate goals for Africa, along with Asia and other parts of the world”, says MOAB POWER’s CTO, Nick Patel.
The MOAB TV 60 package consists of a 16” TV, a miniature indoor/outdoor antenna, a 10W monocrystalline …read more