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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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).
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]