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!
Meet the Little Sun Family
Little Sun, Big Impact
“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.
“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
“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 December 30 2016), we have distributed a total of 508,148 Little Suns worldwide. Of those, over 280,607 lamps went to areas without electricity. And that number is rapidly growing…
Little Sun Diamond:
get set to shine on!
Little Sun Vision Film –
learn about us in two minutes
A slow marathon through
Design Prize Winner: Olafur
Eliasson with Little Sun and Little Sun Diamond
Solar for the Children
of the Moroccan Desert
Little Sun Light Swarm
at Tivoli Gardens
Little Sun Marches for Science
on Earth Day 2017
The Impact of Solar on Ethiopian
Classrooms: Findings From Save the Children
refugee shines on!
Safe and Sustainable Light
for Girls in Afar, Ethiopia
Keeping schools ‘on
air’ in Rwanda
The second member of our family, Little Sun Charge, is an innovative solar charger and lamp in one. Find out all you need to know about the Charge and join the ever-growing conversation with stories, pics, videos and more…