lamps distributed worldwide
lamps distributed off-grid
lives changed off-grid
African sales agents trained
extra study hours for school children off-grid*
saved on energy expenses in off-grid households
tonnes of Co2 reduced
as of December 2019
From all Little Sun Originals, Little Sun Diamonds, and Natural Lights distributed in off-grid areas since 2012.
Based on GOGLA, the Standardized Impact Calculator for the Off-grid Energy Sector. The calculations are based on the product lifespan.
* from Little Sun Foundation’s distributions to school children since 2018.
Based on SolarAid’s Impact Calculator.
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."
The future according to Little Sun
We envision a future in which the number of people without access to clean, sustainable energy will drop from 1.1 billion to zero. We believe passionately in energy access for all – improving health, education, gender equality, and environmental sustainability – aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals as outlined by the UN.
Solar is the future! Not only will solar soon be the most efficient form of sustainable energy, it also makes sense in sun-drenched parts of the world such as Africa. Using kerosene for lighting releases 190 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. Little Sun is contributing to a tangible solution.
Giving a brighter future
to kids off-grid
We are committed to the power of education to change lives. Little Sun is working to provide more children with light to do their homework or read in the evenings, as well as energy for students to charge their mobile phones: the world’s most powerful tool for connectivity and information.
Making access to sustainable
Access to clean energy parallels access to almost every major opportunity in life: access to jobs, security, reliable food production and better health. It transforms lives, economies and the planet. We support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon´s Sustainable Energy for All initiative to ensure universal access to sustainable energy.
Making a safer world
for women and girls
Little Sun is passionate about the role we play in providing better personal safety to women and girls after dark, and we are working particularly hard to provide a greater impact on refugee camps. Access to light means a safer life and better healthcare for women and girls including reliable light for delivering babies at night.
Providing a clean alternative
to the kerosene lamp
We are working towards reducing the use of the kerosene lamp with our alternative to the indoor air pollution, burns and fires they cause, which the UNEP reports as causing 4.3 million deaths per year. Little Sun supplies light that is 10 times brighter, so it is far better for eye health too.
Making local economies
Little Sun will further strengthen communities from the inside by increasing our support for local economies, to drive greater change, create more opportunities and generate more income for those who deliver solar energy with us.
Little Sun, Big Impact
“My lifestyle has changed since getting my Little Sun. My kids eat well, study well and we are a happy family now.”
– Dickson Murumbi, mother, Kenya
“My Little Sun goes with me everywhere, it’s lighting my future.”
– Maywut, 16 years old, South Sudan
“Thanks to Little Suns, women can breastfeed their babies late at night without needing to light a kerosene lamp, which is dangerous because it has caused fires in the village.”