The power of the sun for everyone
Make a global impact with Little Sun
Our focus on education
We are all #ConnectedByTheSun
In 2012, artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen started the Little Sun project and since then, our global team has been working day by day, solar lamp by solar lamp, to bring the sustainable energy and the awesome power of the sun to everyone. Join our solar mission!
Little Sun, Big Impact
“A dignified life is to feel pride. When Little Sun came and I began to sell them at the kiosk, it gave the whole team a desire for new challenges. We are so happy with this Little Sun project.”
Pascasie Redi, Little Sun sales agent, kiosk manager, Burundi
“After my children go to sleep, I am now able to finish my sewing and stitching work because I have light. I am very happy with my Little Sun and all the opportunities it gives me and my children.”
Champa, seamstress, Uttar Pradesh, India.
“Now, with Little Sun, I can revise and complete my homework. Even my friends benefit from it, because I hang it from the ceiling in our dormitory so they can see too.”
Swafdal Abdellah, boarding school student, Uganda
Where Little Sun is Making an Impact
"Art helps us identify with one another and expands the notion of 'we' from the local to the global."
Little Sun light is changing the fabric of off-grid communities in more than 10 African countries, including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, and Ghana – with many more to come. So far (as of April 1 2016), we have distributed a total of 439,035 Little Suns worldwide. Of those, over 241,730 lamps went to areas without electricity. And that number is rapidly growing…
Little Sun Vision Film –
learn about us in two minutes
Time to Celebrate: Little
Sun Charge is here now!
Little Sun on
Little Sun rises at “Falling
“Light is Life Chain”
at L’école Massillon, Paris
Little Sun Garden at
Roppongi Art Night
“Little Sun Blackouts”
at Louisiana Museum
Olafur Eliasson’s McDermott
Award Residency at MIT
Little Sun empowers
women in Zambia
Reaching Beyond Borders
A Special Pilgrimage
The second member of our family, Little Sun Charge, is finally ready to meet the world. Find out all you need to know about our new solar charger and join the ever-growing conversation with stories, pics, videos and more.