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yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps.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

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 […]

Tanzania Electricity access in pictures

February 14, 2013

Following on from the Myth of Electrification post…. Last week I spent time in western Tanzania in the regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga, visiting our teams there who are selling a phenomenal amount of solar lights at the moment. As with many of Tanzania’s main roads, the road between Mwanza and Shinyanga is, for the […]

SunnyMoney Progress April – June 2012

August 9, 2012

In April this year, SunnyMoney agreed a business plan in which we aim to sell 312,109 solar lights across Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia (Compared with 51,811 last year). Quite a challenge, but this is what our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) – to eradicate the kerosene light from Africa by the end of this […]

Tanzania Student Lights Campaign Pics

May 20, 2012

I had my phone stolen recently after accidentally leaving it in my check in luggage – which was rather annoying as I have used that phone to take a lot of pictures and videos over the years .Why announce this on a solar blog? Well, it’s led to me buying a new phone, which in […]

New SolarAid Video!

May 4, 2012

Watch (and share!) this great 3 minute video from SolarAid! It’s fun and tells the story of how just one, small, solar light can transform lives in rural Africa.    

Life without electricity video 2012

January 15, 2012

Yes, I’ve discovered video editing software! So here’s the first solar video I have  uploaded onto youtube, which I hope you’ll like. It’s shot in rural Tanzania, at my old neighbour’s house. Dancing in the dark 2012 here we come! If it gets to 500 views by the end of Jan 2012, I’ll grow a mustache […]