Solar Aid/SunnyMoney

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Solar Aid/SunnyMoney

SolarAid is an international charity combating poverty and climate change. Our social enterprise, SunnyMoney, creates supply and demand for portable solar lights in rural, sparsely populated regions in east Africa - with the overarching aim of eradicating the kerosene lamp from Africa, by 2020.

To date, SunnyMoney has sold over 1.8 million pico-solar lights in sub-Saharan Africa, reaching an estimated 10 million+ people with clean, safe, affordable light.

At the forefront of innovation, SunnyMoney is widely credited with catalysing Africa's leading solar market - Tanzania - having sold lights to 16% of the nation's off-grid population in under four years. In 2016, SunnyMoney is the first organisation to roll out, nationwide, pay-as-you-go pico-solar products in Malawi.

SolarAid’s accolades include winning the Google Global Impact Award and Ashden Awards in 2013, and being a finalist in the first UN-DESA Powering the Future We Want grant 2015, as well as being a runner up for the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Award twice in a row.

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