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d.light

Creating solar light and power products to transform the way people across the world use and pay for energy.

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Sam Goldman

Founder Chief Product Officer at d.light

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Employees 501+
Headquarters Palo Alto, California, United States
d.light provides reliable, affordable, and accessible distributed solar lighting and power system solutions for households and small businesses, transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through five distribution hubs in East Africa, West Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the U.S., d.light has sold more than 12 million solar light and power products in 62 countries. They have improved the lives of more than 171 million people who would otherwise not have access to clean, safe, affordable, and reliable energy. To date, 78 million school-aged children have been reached with solar lighting as a result of d.light's work, and $6.1 billion have been saved in energy-related expenses. d.light is dedicated to providing solar lighting and impacting 1 Billion lives by 2030.

Notable Achievements

  • Impacted 171 million lives
  • 38million Tons of CO2 offset
  • First Off Balance Sheet facility fully paid off.

Currently Operating in 57 Regions

Press Mentions

June 27, 2024

Former Konga CEO, Nick Imudia, commits suicide

Read on National Daily Newspaper »

May 17, 2024

INFOGRAPHIC: Startup Funding in Africa and the Middle East — Week 20

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July 1, 2020

d.light announces customer COVID relief donation from Shell

Read on KBC | Kenya's Watching »

May 22, 2020

Jacqueline Novogratz — Towards a Moral Revolution

Read on The On Being Project »

December 2, 2019

Kenya’s Off-Grid Solar Provider d.light Secures US$5M from OPIC, Ford Foundation, Citi

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May 22, 2019

London Stock Exchange Says, Hello, Africa! Come List With Us

Read on Bloomberg.com »

Work at d.light

Posted July 8, 2024

Finance Officer

Lagos, Nigeria

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Posted June 28, 2024

Head of Operations

Arusha, Tanzania

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Posted May 28, 2024

Research & Insights Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted May 14, 2024

Credit Operations Specialist

Arusha, Tanzania

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Posted April 24, 2024

Customer Value Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted April 20, 2024

Pricing & Go to Market Associate

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted February 21, 2024

FIELD COLLECTIONS MANAGER

Lagos, Nigeria

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Posted January 24, 2024

Aftersales Manager - Nigeria

ikeja, nigeria

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Posted December 8, 2023

Territory Sales Manager

United States/New York, USA/Nebraska, USA/Minnesota, USA/Uganda

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