Solar home system for powering lights and charging devices.
Orb Energy is located in Bangalore, India with additional operations in Kenya.
Orb Energy distributes via direct-run branches. Orb has over 100 branches in 5 states of India (Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu). 1
Rs. 5990 to Rs. 7990 (93 USD to 134 USD) Orb works with partnering banks to offer financing up to 5 years to make product more affordable for customers. 1
SELCO home lighting systems, Trony, Marathoner, GEF Solar, SELCO Vietnam, One Million Rural Solar Home System Project (Indonesia)
Customers in villages without reliable access to electricity.
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* 2x 1.5W LED lights
* 5W Amorphous solar panel
* Console unit
* 12.8V, 3Ah lithium battery
* Mobile charging adapter set
* Dimmer switches
* Electronic display for battery charge state
* USB port
* Optional grid charger (models: Solectric 15, Solectric 30) 1
Customer can install plug and play solar system with no training. 1
Can be obtained from Orb Energy distributors and network partners. 1
“Autonomous Run Time (full battery)– 11 hours with both lights on “high” setting
Lighting hours per solar day (PV only)– 6.9 hours with both lights on “high” setting
Lamp type– LED
Light output– 310 lumens with both lights on “high” setting
Light output at 2000 hours– 300 lumens with both lights on “high” setting
Charge type(s)– PV (amorphous silicon)
Storage Type- Rechargeable lithium iron phosphate battery
Nominal Battery Voltage– 12.8 volts DC
Battery Capacity– 3000 mAh
Battery Protection– Active HVD and LVD
Easily Replaceable Battery?– Yes
Mobile Charging Output– 5V @ 500mA, USB socket output, adaptors included
Light Settings (single touch button)– Off-Low-Mid-High-Off (cyclic operation)
Lighting Africa verified the following quality standards:
* Truth in Advertising: Accurate Labeling (e.g., rated run time, battery capacity, PV power)
* Lumen Maintenance: At least 70% of initial brightness maintained over 2000 hours of operation
* Quality: Passed basic durability and quality checks 1
Lighting Research Center, Troy, NY USA (Lighting Africa) 1
No hazards specified
Plug and Play accessories are available. An “upgrade kit” can scale a Solectric 15 (5 watt, 2 light system) to a Solectric 30 (10 watt, 4 light system). Where a grid is available, customers can purchase a grid charger. 1
Mobile money (specify), cable, keypad or other.
Service required for the product to work [Mobile data, SMS, voice, Internet, other]
Remote diagnostics or monitoring available
Lighting Africa Recommended Performance Targets. Lighting Africa Minimum Quality Standards — International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical specification (IEC 62257-9-5). 1
Lighting Global Quality Test Method (LG-QTM), full test method to verify comprehensive product performance. Evaluation elements: * Truth in Advertising (Accurate Labeling e.g., rated run time, battery capacity, PV power) * Lumen Maintenance (At least 70% of initial brightness maintained over 2000 hours of operation) * Quality (basic durability and quality checks) 1
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