There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits -- and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. "Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy," Inamdar says. "That's the democracy of energy."
At WEF in Davos conversation around energy took centre stage for investors there, D.Light is a global solar energy company giving power solutions to two billion people without excess to reliable energy. CNBC Africa spoke Ned Tozun, President and Co-Founder, D.Light on how the ecosystem is on the African context.
Capitalism is in crisis, says World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab. Despite the spectacular backdrop of the Swiss Alps, social entrepreneurs remind us of the harsh reality of topics like inequality.
d.light’s co-founder Sam becomes the youngest person, and first Canadian, to win the prestigious Charles Bronfman Award.
In 2013, d.light was honored with the Zayed Future of Energy Prize, the largest renewable energy prize in the world.
Our partners in Myanmar describe how one schoolgirl has increased her study time and improved her grades with light from d.light's S2 solar lantern.
The A1 solar lantern provides light for the whole family at an accessible price.
The S2 solar lantern is a study companion for children all over the world, and makes for a portable, durable task light that anyone can use.
The S20 offers a multipurpose, portable solar lantern that everyone in the family can share.
The S300 is a versatile, solar lantern that keeps you connected all day, while providing clean, bright light.
Proximity Designs puts d.light products through multiple durability tests: running over the S2 with a motorcycle, putting the S20 in water, and dropping the S300 from a tree.
The d.light team puts our products to the test: dropping them from a window, stepping on and kicking them, leaving them out in the rain, and even running over them with a car.
This drop test was done in rural India with the S200, an early version of the S300 solar lantern.