Australian Startup Solar-Gem Brings Light to the World’s Poor

Solar-Gem CEO Khimji Vaghjiani won the 2010 G'Day USA Australia Innovation Shoot Out for New South Wales, and was interviewed by Robert Scoble. Photo courtesy of KazzaDrask Media. All rights reserved.

Part of the prize package Khimji Vaghjiani and Solar-Gem receive for winning this year’s G’Day USA Australia Innovation Shoot Out at Microsoft in Mountain View, CA the other day is a public relations package from the Shoot Out PR provider, Nyhus Communications. First stop for Solar-Gem after the competition was a visit with Robert Scoble, who blogs and tweets about technology innovators and how they run their businesses under the well-known moniker,  “Scobleizer”.

Click on the photo above — or here — to watch the Scoble interview with Solar-Gem, and to learn more about their modular solar-powered off-grid lighting and electricity systems, pre-pay tariffing systems, and high-efficiency LED lighting modules targeting the 1.6 billion people without access to power. The need for this technology around the world was made increasingly apparent this week with the devastation caused in Haiti by recent earthquakes, and the struggle Haiti will have to bring clean — and safe — power to its people as the country recovers.

One Response to Australian Startup Solar-Gem Brings Light to the World’s Poor

  1. […] Shoot Out winner Khimji Vaghjiani of Solar-Gem to his interview with Robert Scoble (see post below). ANZA is featured around the 9-minute mark talking about how we worked with the Innovation Shoot […]

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