Little Sun

What started as a humble idea to create a small, portable solar lamp for people without electricity in Ethiopia is now a global project that has changed over a million lives through the power of the sun.  These little shining lights strengthen communities from the inside by creating local jobs and generating local profits through partners and a network of young African entrepreneurs. Little Suns are sold at a higher price in areas of the world with electricity (and affordability) so that these products can be sold in off-grid areas at a much lower, locally affordable price and provide light to those who would normally go without.

The founder of Little Sun, Olafur Eliasson, believes that our actions have consequences for the rest of the world. There is no reason why everyone can't have access to sustainable energy.

Today there are over one billion people living without access to the electrical grid, meaning their basic needs are not being met. Without access to these vital resources, the structure of entire communities is affected. Education levels drop, as children cannot study after sunset. Working hours are limited to daytime and income is reduced. Medical care, such as delivering babies at night, becomes more dangerous to provide.  The quality of time together cooking and socialising is compromised.


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 to utilise this valuable resource. Using kerosene for lighting releases 190 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. Little Sun is contributing to a tangible solution. So not only helping provide light to people in need but also being kinder to the environment.

For every Little Sun product you purchase, you are not only getting a premium solar product for yourself, but you also make the same product available to someone without access to electricity.  You can purchase either the original solar light or the high performance solar charger.

Little Sun - a global project - a social business.

Jennifer Lenne
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