How One Startup is Bringing Solar to Millions of Families in Poverty

Greenlight Planet has sold over three million solar home lights to off-grid families through an in-house network of over 5,000 active village direct sales agents.

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In a third party study families using Greenlight solar lanterns reported their school-going children studied for 75 percent longer on average. Moving forward, Greenlight is keen to position their most affordable solar lantern, the $10 Eco, as a study light for rural off-grid Girls. In addition to giving Girls the ability to study at night, these lanterns also prevent the use of kerosene (which has major health implications for Girls and their mothers).


This post is part of a series profiling ventures in first accelerator program dedicated to impacting the lives of millions of girls in poverty. For more information on the program, check out the Girl Effect Accelerator website.

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