Gleaner Tech #1: Solar Bottle Lights in the Philippines
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Gleaner Tech #1: Solar Bottle Lights in the Philippines

[Note: This is the first in an occasional series on gleaner technology.]

In the Philippines, the cost of electricity often means poor citizens are left in the dark—even when the sun is shining.

Social entrepreneur Illac Diaz has come up with an indigenous and ingenious solution for lighting problems in the country’s low-income areas: He use plastic bottles, water, and chlorine to lighten up the dark homes of poor. The solution provides both a cheap source of lighting and environmentally friendly jobs for hard-working entrepreneurs.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).