A Remote Peruvian Village Gets Light -- Thanks to This Innovative 'Plant Lamp'
Latest UTEC and FCB Mayo Project Harnesses Photosynthesis
Nov 06, 2015
Peru's Universidad de IngenierÃa and TecnologÃa (UTEC) and its agency FCB Mayo rare known for using water to create environmentally-conscious marketing efforts -- including the Water Purifying Billboard, the Air Orchard and the Water Generating Billboard. Their latest collaboration does something a little different though -- it harnesses the power of photosynthesis.
The Plant Lamp project sees them create the "Plant Lamp" system, which converts nutrients from plants into energy that is stored in a conventional battery. This energy storage allows the lamp to shine without another energy source for up to two hours a day. As seen in this video, UTEC and FCB Mayo brought 10 lamps to Nuevo Saposoa, a region of Peru that has little to no access to electricity.