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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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Nick Imudia

Group CEO at d.light

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Employees 501+
Headquarters 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

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

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May 22, 2020

Jacqueline Novogratz — Towards a Moral Revolution

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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

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April 29, 2019

Off-Grid Solar In Kenya | CleanTechnica

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