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Solar powered fans, LED lights and mosquitoes

October 14, 2015 - 18:02 -- William Jobin

We need ways to improve the use of bednets because they are so hot to sleep under, and a group in Ghana is working on this. Peter Nardini and some friends from the US Peace Corps are testing a way to sleep comfortably under a bednet by installing small solar-powred fans inside the nets, along with lights and cell-phone battery chargers. Their website is 'Green World Health Net', and they are doing exciting things with these ideas, in a village on the coast of Ghana. You can contact them for info at;

info.greenworldhealthnet@gmail.com

I also think ceiling fans powered by solar panels could be used in bedrooms - without bednets. Circulation of the air destroys the chemical gradient which mosquitoes use to find their targets in the dark.

What do you think?

Billl