While grid electrification will not cover much of rural sub-Saharan Africa in our lifetime, the solar revolution is taking place, helping to light up millions of homes that would otherwise remain in darkness.
The concept is simple: tiny solar panels, the size of the palm of your hand, convert sunlight into electricity, which in turn charges the tiny batteries that power high-efficiency LED lights.
Small solar lights make a big impact Not only do they represent the first step towards a cleaner, safer and more renewable future, but our research shows that that first step has a greater impact than any subsequent 'ladder of energy'. , families can stop using dangerous, polluting kerosene lamps and candles.
We use an ever-expanding range of high-quality solar products and innovate to lower affordability barriers for even the poorest households, to bring light to every home, school and medical clinic in Africa by 2030.