Being in a developing country is an opportunity to make it big economically when you have stumbled upon one of the better marketing ideas. Unfortunately, the road to riches is not easy, and there are plenty of challenges ahead. Sometimes, even the basic necessities like food, water and electricity are not available in the first place. Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has come up with the idea of a tiny solar powered light which was presented at the World Economic Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulting in something known as the Little Sun. Little Sun is said to deliver indoor lighting to those who do not have access to such basic amenities in developing countries.

Coming in the shape of a flower, the Little Sun relies on LED technology to get the job done, where it captures sunlight via a 6cm x 6cm mono-crystalline solar module. Taking approximately four hours to juice up fully, the unit, thankfully, does not offer diminishing returns, since it is capable of delivering light for up to five hours. It can be hung, function as a table lamp, or even be taken out as a lantern or bicycle accessory. Expected to work for up to 3 years, it must be fairly resilient if it were to work as touted.

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