It might be easy to take electricity for granted when it’s available in our homes, schools and hospitals. However, this isn’t the reality for everyone. In some areas there isn’t a lot of electricity available either because it’s too remote or because it’s too expensive. The same areas of low electricity and high poverty are also likely to be developing countries which are at higher risk of climate change effects, for example flooding, which can wipe out what little access to electricity they do have.
So, what’s the solution?
Salt + Water = Light! Ok it might not be that simple, otherwise saltwater lakes would be glowing all day every day. Read on to see how simple chemistry could provide valuable light sources for those who need it most. Could saltwater lamps be a safer alternative to those that burn kerosine or paraffin for light, without risking people’s health? With help from OURFUTURE.ENERGY learn how electrochemistry, generating electricity from chemical reactions, can be used to bring light to people’s lives and the important parts needed to create a working circuit.