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yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps.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

Posts Tagged ‘Pico-solar

Pico-solar Electric Systems: Book Release

April 11, 2014

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my book: PICO-SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS: THE EARTHSCAN EXPERT GUIDE TO THE TECHNOLOGY AND EMERGING MARKET   You can order it HERE  (Please share and retweet!) Pico-solar electric systems are a category of small solar systems, revolutionising off-grid communities in developing countries and increasingly common in urban centres as […]

Awards for our work!

June 21, 2013

We’ve been lucky enough to win two prestigious awards in the past few weeks: Google’s Global Impact Challenge  International Gold at the Ashden awards At the same time, our teams have continued the great momentum we have with solar light sales in Africa. We’ve now topped half a million sales and, incredibly, over 20% of […]

SolarAid and SunnyMoney on Newsnight

March 1, 2013

The BBC has just featured our work on Newsnight. In the short video below, you’ll see for yourselves what a difference a small solar light can make. You can’t help but be inspired after watching it…. Hear more about the work we do on Radio 4’s upcoming programme, Costing the Earth.