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yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps.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

From Tanzania to Uganda; looking back and moving forward

June 12, 2014

In March this year SolarAid celebrated one million solar lights in Africa and whilst there is still much to do, I used this milestone to take a moment to look back and reflect. 13 years ago I was living in rural Tanzania. Uhomini village was my first experience of Africa and I lived next door […]

Opportunity to join SunnyMoney

April 24, 2014

Hot off the press! SunnyMoney is creating a new position ‘Expansion Coordinator’ to help us expand into new countries across Africa. This is a great position and an important one which will help us on our way to achieving our Big Hairy Audacious Goal – to eradicate the kerosene light from Africa by the end of this […]

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 […]

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.

‘Electrifying Africa: Beyond the Grid’

March 1, 2013

We’re thrilled to say that BBC Radio 4 are covering the work of SunnyMoney in their upcoming ‘Costing the Earth’ radio programme ‘Electrifying Africa: Beyond the Grid,’ which will be broadcast on Tues 5 March  at 15.30 GMT and again on Wed 6 March  at 21:00 GMT. Click on the photo of our very own Solar Roller […]

Ian McEwan on SolarAid

December 27, 2012

Here’s a short video about why Ian McEwan supports  SolarAid. Please share and then listen to the whole BBC Radio 4 interview here on 30th December at 7.55am & 9.25pm (UK times).

Don’t miss it!

December 23, 2012

We want your brains!

December 15, 2012

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 […]

One amazing bike ride

October 19, 2012

I’ve just seen this great photo taken by Steve Woodward from our SunnyMoney team in Zambia. There are 58 solar lights on the back of this headteacher’s motorbike which he’s delivering to his local community. That’s alot of solar lights and alot people who are now using solar lighting as a result of this one, simple, […]

Robin from team Zambia talks about his favourite solar light

August 27, 2012

Thought I’d share this short and cheerful 45 second video of Robin, from SunnyMoney Zambia, talking about his favourite picosolar product which I recorded on my mobile phone recently. I love the fact that he loves this product! A good choice if you ask me, the Sun King Pro solar light is well built, bright, charges […]