Attached is a presentation by Paul Lacourciere who developed the on-the-ground business model that we are using for Haiti.
Also two new important sources of info just came up. One is a web article in the IEEE Power and Energy Society online newsletter; the second is a Youtube clip just posted by Michelle Lacourciere who heads Sirona Cares Foundation, and through whom we have found such enthusiastic business partners in Haiti. There is a ton more information on their total program on the Sirona Cares website.
The article stated that lighting for a rural home, through low cost LEDs, is less than $25. The prototype LED flashlights we have built are quite inexpensive, less than $5 for a 4 LED flashlight – $3 for batteries and less that $2 for parts.