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Low-income earners in Kenya can now access Solar energy through d.light Partnership with Microfinance Institutions 

May 10, 2017 | San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India

D.light's D30 Pay-Go Solar Home System Becomes Fastest Pay-Go Off-Grid Solar Product to Reach Scale 

March 21, 2017 | D.light San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India

D.light Celebrates International Women’s Day with 65 million Lives Empowered Through Solar Lighting 

March 8, 2017 | D.light San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India

$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 

d.light Encourages Growth of Off-Grid Solar at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

January 16, 2017 | Developing regions without access to reliable energy, banking and the Internet at risk of being left behind in Fourth Industrial Revolution

d.light Secures $7.5 Million from Developing World Markets, Raising Total of $30 Million This Year For Off-Grid Solar

October 31, 2016 | Funding further supports solar lantern and pay-as-you go solar home system development for leading off-grid solar company

d.light Raises Over $22 Million to Expand PayGo Business into New Off-Grid Solar Markets

September 21, 2016 | KawiSafi Ventures and Energy Access Ventures, along with USAID, Shell Foundation and others, partner with leading provider of solar energy in the developing world

d.light Comprehensive Pay-As-You-Go Solar Financing Platform Now Available to Global Partners

June 29, 2016 | d.light driving increased energy options to the 2.3 billion people living without access to reliable power to achieve its goal of reaching 100 million people by 2020 

July 8, 2015 | d.light’s new A1 solar lantern will enable customers to save 20% of their daily income 

d.light Reaches 50 Million Lives Empowered

May 18, 2015 | Solar company achieves unprecedented scale for social enterprise, turns focus to greater impact

d.light Wins Verizon Powerful Answers Award

February 3, 2015 | Solar company accelerates energy access in developing world by leveraging mobile networks

2011–2014 Press Releases (PDFs)

d.light Reaches 500,000th Pay-As-You-Go Customer, Launches Access Initiative INFOGRAPHIC

July 22, 2014 | Company announces strategic focus to scale solar through financing globally.

d.light Hits 125,000 Solar Home Systems Milestone

May 8, 2014 | Company leads industry in sales of upgradeable, maintenance-free, easy-to-install solar in developing world.

d.light Leaders Named 2014 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

March 24, 2014 | Schwab Foundation award highlights global impact and innovation of social enterprises.

d.light Announces $11 Million Series C Financing, Expands Board of Directors

February 25, 2014 | Growth financing led by DFJ and Omidyar Network, including participation from all existing investors.

d.light Adds Al Wood, Tech Industry Veteran, as CFO

October 1, 2013 | Former CFO of Tapjoy joins executive team to accelerate growth.

d.light Launches Next Generation of Longer-Lasting, Maintenance-Free Solar Lanterns for Off-Grid Households

January 24, 2013 | d.light Launches Next Generation of Longer-Lasting, Maintenance-Free Solar

d.light Wins $1.5M Zayed Future Energy Prize
Jane 15, 2013 | Prestigious Prize is World’s Largest Annual Award in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Sector.

d.light Celebrates Ten Million Lives Empowered Through Solar Lighting

November 12, 2012 | Social Enterprise Improving Lives of BOP Households in Over 40 Countries Worldwide.

d.light Launches Ultra-Affordable Solar Lantern for Emerging Markets

May 18, 2011 | Under USD8 Product will Promote Educational Aspirations for Millions.

d.light Products Support Development in Afghanistan

April 26, 2011 | Distribution Partners Provide Solar Lighting to 7,000 Off-Grid Households.

d.light Donn Tice as Chief Executive Officer to Lead Social Enterprise’s Next Stage of High Growth

March 31, 2011 | Social Enterprise Accelerating Effort to Reach 1.6 Billion without Electricity.

Total Cameroon and d.light Launch Countrywide Marketing & Distribution

January 1, 2011 | Solar-Powered Lanterns and Mobile Chargers Now Available in all Total Stations.