Published on April 12th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan11
SolarAid Has Delivered 1.5 Million Solar Lights In Africa (Video Interview)
April 12th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan
When you think of solar aid in Africa, you very likely think of… SolarAid. The UK nonprofit has been bringing solar power and efficient lighting to homes in Africa for several years, and it just recently delivered its 1.5 millionth solar light (improving the lives of >6 million people, and saving them hundreds of millions of dollars — in total, not each 😉 ).
SolarAid was a 2014 and 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize finalist, and I had the opportunity to interview Chief Fundraiser Richard Turner during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week*. Learn more about the organization, its impact, and its goals in the following video.
*Full Disclosure: Masdar covered my trip to Abu Dhabi for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in 2014 and 2015, and I do some contract work for the clean energy corporation.