Light and Livelihood for Women in Ethiopia with Little Sun and Solar Development
Sunlight Graffiti shines bright at Winter Lights Festival in London
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 bringing solar energy in more than 10 African countries, including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, and Ghana – with many more to come. So far (as of December 30 2017), we have distributed a total of 661,578 Little Suns worldwide. Of those, over 377,637 lamps went to areas without electricity. And that number is rapidly growing…