Anokimobi Limited has designed the world’s first solar powered, Electro Luminescent (EL) signage.

The signs are a first of their kind to be powered solely by the sun rays. Not only are they environmentally friendly and low maintenance but also they can potentially save businesses millions in electricity costs.

The new signs could also help businesses to reach previously untapped audiences where electricity supply is limited or non-existent.

Based on Electro Luminescence (EL) technology, a typical outdoor sign can provide between 6 and 14 hours of continuous illumination from daytime charging depending on the model. Unlike signs that use solar power to light very simple shapes made from light-emitting diodes (LEDs), EL signs are able to broadcast complex designs and can be fixed almost anywhere.

The product is ideally suited for sunny climates, it is expected that companies with interests in Southern Europe, South America, Africa, India and the Middle East will be the first to adopt the eco-friendly signs.