Expanding Energy Access through Solar Lamps
Millions of people living on less than US$1 per day spend up to 40 percent of their income on kerosene light. Kerosene is an inefficient, polluting, unhealthy, and unsafe source of energy. To overcome this challenge, d.light has made a commitment to the Business Call to Action to expand the production and distribution of its solar lamps, providing access to clean, safe and affordable renewable light and energy to an additional 6 million households in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean by 2015.
Through this initiative, d.lights solar-powered LED lights can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, families are expected to benefit from improved health and greater productivity. One million primary students are expected to gain at least two hours of study time and entrepreneurs will be able to work longer hours to earn more.
To date, over 4 million people have benefitted from access to d.lights solar lighting solutions.