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century, yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps.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.

We want your brains!

For an opportunity to run our exciting new innovations unit, SunnyMoney Brains, read on!


At SunnyMoney, we are always getting bright ideas about how we can increase access to electricity for people living ‘off the electricity grid.’ This year, after years of effort, I’m pleased to say that we are getting quite good selling lots of lights – we’ve sold over 180,000 since April across rural Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. I won’t bang on about what that means…other than… that’s alot of people no longer being forced to burn candles and kerosene each night. It also probably means that SunnyMoney is, in terms of volumes, the biggest seller of solar lights in Africa right now.

The thing is….180,000 is still a drop in the ocean when you think about how many people live without access to electricity across the world .. some 1.6 billion. So…while we are going to keep ourselves very busy scaling up our sales over the coming years, we also need to continue to innovate. That’s why we’ve decided to set up a dedicated innovations unit which will test new ideas and business models that are considered to risking or ‘far out there’ for the mainstream business to trial itself.

In short, SunnyMoney Brains will be a Nairobi based unit which will run projects set up to FAIL – LEARN – LEAP. By continually trialing new ideas, learning and adapting, we will find the most effective ways in which we can increase access to clean, renewable, energy.

Right now, we are recruiting for a manager to build and lead SunnyMoney Brains here in Nairobi. This is, in my opinion, a fantastic opportunity. Please do share it with anyone you feel is perfect for the job! You can download the job description here: SunnyMoney Brains Manager JD


2 Responses to “We want your brains!”

  1. Hi, We are in Kuwait. what do you think?. can we cooperate? or in India, we are strong there. Get in touch with us.

  2. Thanks for your comment. SunnyMoney’s focus is 100% on Africa right now. However, there are good companies such as Greenlight Planet ( and d.light ( who operate in India. Good luck. John

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