Little Sun puts the power of the sun in the palm of your hand
– creating safe, convenient, sustainable light and energy you can take with you wherever you go- be it to a festival, going camping or just to decorate your garden or balcony . But Little Sun is much more than a lamp – it’s a global project and social business that is connecting the world through sharing the sustainable energy of the sun.
Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the Little Sun solar-powered products to get clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity in areas of the world known as ‘off-grid’ areas.
Access to clean energy and a reliable form of communication are key to human existence. Little Sun addresses both of these needs with a safe, clean alternative. And because sunlight is free, Little Sun products pay for themselves after just a few months.
Currently Little Sun is available in over 10 African countries, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, and Ghana, as well as in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Little Sun uses on-grid investment to kick-start off-grid small businesses that sell Little Suns, providing funding for sales agents to receive business starter kits and micro-entrepreneurial training.
Little Suns are sold at a higher price in areas of the world with electricity so that the lamps can be sold in off-grid areas at much lower, locally affordable prices. So when you buy a Little Sun, you are making sure that much-needed solar energy gets to people who need it the most.
We are very proud to be able to offer you these lamps- by purchasing one (or more than one), you'll be supporting both the Little Sun Foundation and our work at our Youth For A Better World online education center. Thank you!