Charity information

SolarAid

We believe that universal access to clean, affordable energy is the key to a brighter future for the planet.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    We bring together the best of charity and business to tackle two of the world's biggest problems - climate change and poverty.

    In Africa, nearly 600 million people do not have access to electricity. Many rely on toxic and dangerous alternatives such as kerosene for lighting. A small solar light saves a family money, protects the environment and enables children to study after dark.

    In 2008 SolarAid started a social enterprise called SunnyMoney. SunnyMoney uses an innovative distribution model to sell solar lights in off-grid communities. By working with head teachers and local entrepreneurs, we are empowering local communities and creating a sustainable energy legacy. SunnyMoney are the largest seller of solar lights in Africa, reaching over 10 million people to-date.

    Our goal is to help provide clean affordable energy to everyone in Africa and give people the means to lift themselves out of poverty.

  • Aims

    SolarAid aims to:

    • Eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa. We call it our BHAG (or Big Hairy Audacious Goal).
  • Overview

    Established: August 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1115960

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 60

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 0207 278 0400

    Address: SolarAid, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Rd, London N1 6AH

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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