d.light microgrid company

D.light – Off-Grid Pico-Solar Company

Startup · Cloud Based Platform

Through four hubs in AfricaChinaSouth Asia and the United States, d.light has sold more than twelve million solar light and power products in 62 countries, improving the lives of over 65 million people. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world and reaching 100 million people by 2020.

One hundred million people had replaced kerosene and other fossil fuels with pico and small home solar PV systems for lighting as of June 2016, resulting in $433 billion in energy-related savings, according to a study conducted by the World Bank Group’s GOGLA and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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    Mobile pay-go solar pioneer d.light announced it raised another $10.5 million of capital this morning (Jan. 16) to help fund its international expansion. D.light offers a growing range of mobile pay-go home solar products and services in low income communities in Africa and Asia, a business model that is breaking the mold that has guided and informed international development and for-profit energy and power sector investment in developing economies for over half a century.

    It’s a local, socially and environmentally driven business model that has been gaining adherents among venture capital (VC) and private equity investors, as well as within the development community and power sector, to the degree that d.light CEO Ned Tozun will talk about the coming “Fourth Industrial Revolution” at the upcoming World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland Jan. 17-20. D.light raised $22.5 million in a Series D funding round in September and $7.5 million in debt in October. This latest infusion of capital brings the total it has raised in four months to $43 million.

    Kick-started by multilateral development programs, notably U.S. President Barack Obama’s Power Africa program, African governments and international investors are coming to view mobile pay-go solar as a legitimate and effective means of fostering broad-based sustainable socioeconomic development in a way that taps into the latent talents, knowledge and abilities of local residents.

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    Looking to leapfrog the power grid, d.light raises $22 million for solar in emerging markets

    September 21, 2016 | The development of mobile payment platforms, increasing options for providing debt, and cheaper and better off-grid solar power systems are presenting countries around the world with a chance to leapfrog the archaic electricity infrastructure that defined the twentieth century.

    d.light Raises $22.5 Million In Financing To Fund Global Solar Energy Solutions

    September 21, 2016 | d.light, a global leader in solar solutions for those beyond the range of traditional and reliable electricity, has secured $22.5 million in financing to further grow its PayGo business, as well as support its mission of providing solar energy solutions around the world.

    D.light Raises $22.5M for Off-Grid Solar as Energy Giants Take Notice

    September 21, 2016 | Nearly two months after solar lantern startup d.light design expanded its pay-as-you-go financing system for solar lanterns and home solar systems, the company has raised $22.5 million in a Series D debt and equity round to help scale that financing solution globally.

    This Startup Has Brought Off-Grid Solar to 65 Million People

    September 21, 2016 | Decade-old startup d.light has sold solar-powered lanterns and lights to millions of customers in off-grid rural areas like Sub-Saharan Africa.

    EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An energy option for 30% of the world’s population

    August 15, 2016 | We sat down with Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun, founders of d.light, a global social enterprise aiming to improve the lives of the two billion people in the developing world that live without access to reliable energy.

    July 8, 2015 | d.light’s new A1 solar lantern will enable customers to save 20% of their daily income

    d.light Expands Its Financing Platform for Off-Grid Solar Home Systems

    June 30, 2016 | Solar lantern startup d.light design is licensing its pay-as-you-go financing to its partners and distributors across the globe to scale the reach of its solar lights and home systems.

    d.light Reaches 50 Million Lives Empowered

    May 18, 2015 | Solar company achieves unprecedented scale for social enterprise, turns focus to greater impact

Location

Embassy of Chile, Nairobi, Kenya

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