WHY THIS MATTERS
Electricity is one of the great enablers. It boosts productivity so people can make a living. It facilitates learning and education. It allows people to get on the Internet, which opens up infinite areas of opportunity. Yet nearly half the world lives in the dark, without access to electricity, or might (or might not) get power from the utility for a few hours per day. Without other options, many households resort to using kerosene lamps, which produce dangerous fumes and can cause devastating fires. Others buy cheaply made battery-powered lanterns, which rarely last for more than a couple of months. And although most people have a mobile phone, few have the luxury of just plugging it in when the charge runs low.
The HANS™ inventions allow people to generate their own electricity, store it and use it for simple, yet fundamental, purposes such as lights and communication—all without having to pay a utility bill, buy fuel, or produce harmful pollution.