We are a supporter of SolarAid, a charity working principally in East Africa that does things a little differently. SolarAid has set itself the huge goal of eradicating kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020 through substitution with appropriate solar PV technology. By harnessing the energy of the sun to power LED lights SolarAid is sumultaneously confronting climate change and improving the educational and health of rural communities.

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SolarAid believes passionately in business-based solutions to takling poverty, health and educational challenges so it uses a social enterprise called ‘SunnyMoney’ to reach rural communities through the sale of affordable solar lights and phone charging products.

These products lead to greater wealth, owing to the savings made from not having to buy expensive kerosene; to better health, since the customers are no longer exposed to toxic kerosene fumes – and better education, since children can read and study after sundown at six o’clock.

So Go Solar is supporting SolarAid in their efforts by making a donation for every sysyem we install. Find out more at: www.solar-aid.org