SolarAid is a London-based charity with a goal to eliminate the toxic kerosene lantern from Africa by 2020, replacing them with clean and affordable solar lamps.
Enphase’s donation will contribute towards this aim.
“Affordable solar lights increase people’s income by an average of 15 percent per month, enhance work and study time, improve health, cut carbon emissions and provide a platform for local economies to flourish,” said Andrew Webb, managing director, SolarAid.
“With the help of supporters such as Enphase, we can reach off-grid communities and educate them in the use of solar, while developing a solid international network to lobby institutions and governments. Spreading solar lighting across Africa and lighting up millions of households is a dream we are achieving.”
Olivier Jacques, managing director, EMEA, Enphase Energy, said: “SolarAid’s mission of bringing clean and safe light to off-grid communities across Africa aligns with Enphase’s efforts to promote solar energy for a sustainable future. We are honoured to partner with SolarAid and directly participate in the transition to solar in Africa.”