Solar for Africa Blog
The electric light bulb was invented in the 19th century, yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps. This is unacceptable for so many reasons. This site is all how the pico-solar revolution is changing the situation.

Hult Finals Next Week!

Each year, the Hult Global Case Challenge summons the world’s brightest business school minds to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

This year, the lack of access to energy across much of the world is one of the key issues which students have been looking at – and SolarAid’s social enterprise SunnyMoney’s challenge to increase access to millions of solar lights across Africa has been their focus.

Next week is the final of this competition in New York – good luck to all the competitors. in the meantime, here’s some food for thought….

This week, a power cut in a Scottish hospital forced doctors to complete an operation by torchlight.

Operation by torchlight

Lack of access to electricity means that this pretty much happens every night in rural African clinics… and small, relatively inexpensive, solar lights can make a huge difference.

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