$10.5 Million More for d.light Brings Its Total Off-Grid Solar Funding to Over $40 Million in Four Months
January 16, 2017 | Norfund, Beyond the Grid, and Shell Foundation to help d.light finance affordable payments for off-grid solar lighting solutions
January 16, 2017 | Developing regions without access to reliable energy, banking and the Internet at risk of being left behind in Fourth Industrial Revolution
September 21, 2016 | The development of mobile payment platforms, increasing options for providing debt, and cheaper and better off-grid solar power systems are presenting countries around the world with a chance to leapfrog the archaic electricity infrastructure that defined the twentieth century.
September 21, 2016 | d.light, a global leader in solar solutions for those beyond the range of traditional and reliable electricity, has secured $22.5 million in financing to further grow its PayGo business, as well as support its mission of providing solar energy solutions around the world.
September 21, 2016 | Nearly two months after solar lantern startup d.light design expanded its pay-as-you-go financing system for solar lanterns and home solar systems, the company has raised $22.5 million in a Series D debt and equity round to help scale that financing solution globally.
September 21, 2016 | Decade-old startup d.light has sold solar-powered lanterns and lights to millions of customers in off-grid rural areas like Sub-Saharan Africa.
August 15, 2016 | We sat down with Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun, founders of d.light, a global social enterprise aiming to improve the lives of the two billion people in the developing world that live without access to reliable energy.
July 8, 2015 | d.light’s new A1 solar lantern will enable customers to save 20% of their daily income
June 30, 2016 | Solar lantern startup d.light design is licensing its pay-as-you-go financing to its partners and distributors across the globe to scale the reach of its solar lights and home systems.
May 18, 2015 | Solar company achieves unprecedented scale for social enterprise, turns focus to greater impact
BBC news interviews Kenyan solar trader selling d.light's S2 and S20
The Climate Group has published a study identifying promising off-grid energy business models in India with the greatest potential for scale-up, spotlighting d.light.
d.light’s mobile-enabled energy distribution grid is one the top three winning ideas in the sustainability category.
USAID Frontlines: Solar Firm Says Power Africa Is Putting a Spotlight on Energy Access
Power Africa’s Adi Raval interviews Ned Tozun, President and Co-founder of d.light.
A discussion on the growth of impact investment, citing d.light as a successful example.
d.light reaches 500,000 Pay-As-You-Go customers; launches access initiative.
San Francisco company d.light aims to bring electricity to the masses with its affordable solar-powered products.
The concept of serving the world’s poorest four billion or so people has been popular since CK Prahalad introduced the idea a decade ago.
World Economic Forum: Fastest path to universal energy? Let the market decide
BoP customers are savvy, demanding and selective, and willing to invest in bright, safe light delivered from off-grid solar light and power products.
February 3, 2015 | Solar company accelerates energy access in developing world by leveraging mobile networks
July 22, 2014 | Company announces strategic focus to scale solar through financing globally.
May 08, 2014 | Company leads industry in sales of upgradeable, maintenance-free, easy-to-install solar in developing world.
March 24, 2014 | Schwab Foundation award highlights global impact and innovation of social enterprises.
February 25, 2014 | Growth financing led by DFJ and Omidyar Network, including participation from all existing investors.