Empowered by Light’s solar energy projects empower vulnerable communities to leapfrog dirty fossil fuels and grow their economies while protecting unique ecosystems. Empowered by Light started its work in Zambia in 2011, bringing light and solar power to some of the country’s most remote schools. Since then, they have joined forces with communities throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas, enabling them to leapfrog fossil fuels and gain access to clean energy while protecting fragile ecosystems and threatened species. From installing solar panels that enable rangers in remote stations to protect endangered wildlife, to helping women start solar businesses, to providing light so school children can study at night, Empowered by Light empowers communities to build healthier, sustainable, more prosperous futures.
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Improving Crop Yields for Small Farmers in Nepal with Solar-powered Water Pumps
This project supports the installation of 8 solar-powered pumps using an innovative new model co-developed by partners Kalpavriksha and Pollinate Energy.
Supporting Solar-powered Conservation of the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe
This project will install solar and energy storage for 2 tented ranger camps in Zimbabwe’s Charara Safari area, providing power for a water pump, lights, radios and cold storage.
Powering a Remote Zambian Village with Upcycled EV Bus Batteries
This project will support the total replacement of lead-acid batteries in the Mugurameno microgrid while ensuring adequate testing of the prototype repurposed EV bus batteries.