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27 SEPTEMBER 2013
What happens when a social enterprise and an oil giant join forces?
San Francsico based for-profit social enterprise d.light has teamed up with French oil and gas company Total to sell solar lights to low-income rural households in Africa and India.
11 SEPTEMBER 2013
The Next Wireless Revolution, in Electricity
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tina Rosenberg discusses the next revolution in off-grid lighting for the billions of people worldwide who are off-grid by necessity. She highlights the partnership between d.light design and M-KOPA in Kenya, a “pay-as-you-go” financing model to purchase d.light’s new solar powered home system.
25 JUNE 2013
Solar energy: African economies’ secret weapon
In the developed world, electricity is cheap and available but in off-the-grid Africa, energy poverty is endemic. With the centralized grid system broken, nuclear too capital intensive and high risk, d.light’s Chairman & CEO Donn Tice says, “Solar offers a scalable, affordable means to alleviating energy poverty.”