Energy Security


As many as a half a billion people in Africa have no access to electricity.  Many use dangerous and expensive alternatives such as kerosene lamps as their light source.  Solar lighting can improve the health, economics and environment for families at the base of the pyramid. In many parts of the world, families living in poverty do not have access to clean water, clean-burning fuels or many of the other basics that we all take for granted here in the developed world.  Simple, inexpensive goods that reduce the burden on families can have massive impacts on a household's ability to cope and eventually thrive.  Solar Lights allow people inexpensively light their homes and provides an alternative options to using kerosene lamps. Decreasing the harmful effects of the fuel and providing a healthy alternative.

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Pico-Scale Solar for Pico-Rural Growth in Africa

For the so called Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in developing countries, energy needs can be quite simple. In predominantly rural communities, household power needs often translate to sufficient power for lighting bulbs in households and most recently for charging cell phones; which belongs to tier 1 in the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Multi-Tier Frameworks (MTF) for energy access measurement.

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US solar power company helping to light up Myanmar- Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar is working to make more solar power available to its farmers, following in the footsteps of India and Africa, with the help of a U.S. company. The government has set a goal of achieving 100% electrification in the country by 2030, but the power grid cannot keep up with soaring electricity demand.

Solar Lights Eradicating Kerosene Lamps in Africa

Clean Power Originally published on Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology.