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5 Reasons Why We Should Kill Off Kerosene Lamps for Good

Andrew Webb | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Webb

Ultimately, kerosene lamps are not wanted, and not needed. These two families are just two of over one million customers we have served who have told us about the dignity that comes with ditching kerosene

Changing Light To Change Lives

Anna Sidana | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Anna Sidana

Light: I think it's as fundamental as food, water and shelter. And it's so easy to spread.

We Are All Malala

Carl Pope | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?

Bright Idea! Water + Bleach = Light For 1 Million Poor People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

Using just three simple ingredients found in nearly every kitchen, Alfredo Moser will soon be able to bring light to 1 million poor homes. The inno...

An Enlightening Business Opportunity

Anya Cherneff | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

Did you know just how many people around the world live in the dark, with no access to the electric power grid? How about that another 1 billion people suffer from power cuts that last up to 18-hours per day in countries like Nepal?

One Step That Can Solve A Critical Health Problem In Africa

Richard Turner | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Richard Turner

At the end of February I attended the Regional Finals of the Hult Global Case Challenge in Boston as a judge for the nonprofit SolarAid. It was an ext...

Rural Women Turn Solar Energy Entrepreneurs in Indian Village

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Betwa Sharma

The Jal Sakra village in India has never gotten electricity. Now, it has become the launching pad for a new scheme to boost women's earnings through solar power.