Light a Home

Light a Home is a rural electrification initiative which provides subsidized alternative energy in places where grids are not available.

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About Light a Home

1 in 6 homes in India have no electricity. Our aim is to electrify 100,000 homes by 2015

Light a Home aims to bring clean and affordable lighting to 300 million people in India living in 78 million rural households who do not have access to electricity. The initiative seeks to provide high-quality and cost effective solar lanterns, home lighting systems and solar cookers, disseminated through solar centers across India. The units are operated and managed by a local entrepreneur trained under the initiative.

The Light a Home campaign is making a concerted effort towards addressing these critical issues to enable energy access for all by providing clean lighting to billions that are at the bottom of the pyramid, and has adopted a localized, bottom-up approach.

Each solar lantern and home lighting system in its life of 10 years replaces about 500-600 litres of kerosene, mitigating about 1.5 tons of CO2.

Service Management & Training Rural Solar Engineers

As a part of providing service, maintenance and installation facilities for solar products we will be creating rural solar hubs in each village/districts where installation happens. Youth from the respective villages will be identified and provided with training in solar lantern/home light system assembling, installation and repair. The objective of this program will be to provide adequate service facilities for the systems being distributed in the respective villages and to enable rural youth to earn livelihood in their village by taking initiatives that will create better infrastructural, economic and educational facilities in rural India.

Your Donations at Work

$55 = One solar lantern
$500 = One solar battery charging station that provides light to 10 homes
$6000 = One Micro Solar Grid (uninterrupted power to 50 homes in a village)

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