Climate Change at the centre stage for Lake of Stars

CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE CENTRE STAGE FOR LAKE OF STARS

It's the dry season in Malawi and the roads are dusty, which means that, even though it's hot in the car, we keep the windows shut...

The ‘Buggin' Off'-team drives 10,315 miles for clean energy

THE ‘BUGGIN' OFF'-TEAM DRIVES 10,315 MILES FOR CLEAN ENERGY

We have loved following the ‘Buggin' Off' team's journey on the Mongol Rally! In 41 days, Andy, Henry and Ollie completed the race....

 
 
 
SolarAid is striking, here's why

SOLARAID IS STRIKING, HERE'S WHY

While our team in London is getting ready for the Global Climate Strike on Friday, we are also supporting teams working hard to increase...

The real cost of a candle in Mandevu

THE REAL COST OF A CANDLE IN MANDEVU

It was when I met 9-year-old Alinafe in Mandevu village, Malawi, that I truly understood the cost of a candle. Driven by determination...

 
 
 
The three reasons Solarcentury's donation means something

THE THREE REASONS SOLARCENTURY'S DONATION MEANS SOMETHING

With such high temperatures in the UK this week, it seems apt Solarcentury would make its biggest ever donation of £528,527 to SolarAid...

TIME TO TAKE RECYCLING SERIOUSLY - SOLARAID WINS SOLAR E-WASTE CHALLENGE

Often when delivering talks, in meetings or discussing our work to anyone and everyone who will listen, people say ‘can the solar lights...

 
 
 

A TALE OF 2 MILLION

When you've done something once you'd think it would be easier the second time around. SolarAid has just reached its second million...

Going beyond ‘business as usual' in Malawi

GOING BEYOND ‘BUSINESS AS USUAL' IN MALAWI

We are excited to share the news that our SunnyMoney team in Malawi has set up two new solar light libraries which are designed to...

 
 
 
Are we leaving no one behind or everyone?

ARE WE LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND OR EVERYONE?

Last week saw the release of the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, which rightly celebrated the fact that ‘ Today, more people have...

Solar Rollers cycling to reach Zambia's rural areas

SOLAR ROLLERS CYCLING TO REACH ZAMBIA'S RURAL AREAS

The Shimilundu ladies in front of their new bicycles SunnyMoney has launched a new, eco-friendly, fleet of bicycles to help sales agents...

 
 
 

PROJECT SWITCH LAUNCHED IN MALAWI

We are excited to announce that, on April 1st, we launched our new innovations project, ‘ Project Switch, ' together with the community...

Celebrating new life this World Health Day

CELEBRATING NEW LIFE THIS WORLD HEALTH DAY

On Sunday, it was World Health Day. At SolarAid, we've worked closely with partners over the years to bring power and lighting to health...

 
 
 
Celebrating Senegal's Independence Day and growing access to clean energy through women entrepreneurs

CELEBRATING SENEGAL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY AND GROWING ACCESS TO CLEAN ENERGY THROUGH WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

This week on 4 April is Senegal's Independence Day and Senegalese people have much to be proud of. It is a vibrant and welcoming country,...

Severe flooding in Malawi caused by Cyclone Idai

SEVERE FLOODING IN MALAWI CAUSED BY CYCLONE IDAI

Letter from Brave Mhonie - General Manager, SolarAid Malawi Uprooted families in Chikwawa seek shelter in camps and schools. Photo...

 
 
 

2019 AFRICA CLIMATE WEEK

Ghana, 16-22 March 2019 Today, over 2,500 delegates have gathered to boost ambitious climate action in Africa following the conclusion...

Hannover Messe Industrie: Yumi the robot packs new solar light

HANNOVER MESSE INDUSTRIE: YUMI THE ROBOT PACKS NEW SOLAR LIGHT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SolarAid have partnered for the Hannover Messe Industrie event in Germany taking place 1 st - 5 th April,...

 
 
 
Event in the dark raises awareness to light up Africa

EVENT IN THE DARK RAISES AWARENESS TO LIGHT UP AFRICA

Photos from the event are now available to download and share here ! Shortly after The Economist's article came out about how ‘electricity...

Malawi school receives a solar Light Library

MALAWI SCHOOL RECEIVES A SOLAR LIGHT LIBRARY

By Dennis Imaan, Consultant for SunnyMoney Malawi Students of Kapiri Community Day Second School gather to learn about Light Library....

 
 
 
Electricity - you can't fight poverty without it

ELECTRICITY - YOU CAN'T FIGHT POVERTY WITHOUT IT

By John Keane, CEO SolarAid Response to The Economist  The title of this article should be an obvious, non-contentious, statement....

The incredible power of believing in yourself

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF BELIEVING IN YOURSELF

Jeanne discussing solar products with a group of women. ElleSolaire African women entrepreneurs are a dynamic force. They are increasingly...

 
 
 



Strictly's Dev Griffin 'absolutely gutted' as pro Dianne cries after...

Strictly's Dev Griffin 'absolutely gutted' as pro Dianne cries after bombshell exit

Strictly Come Dancing viewers have been left in shock after discovering Radio DJ Dev is the latest celebrity to be booted off the show Read more ...

Gareth Bale scores as Wales draw with Croatia to keep Euro hopes alive

Gareth Bale scores as Wales draw with Croatia to keep Euro hopes alive

Wales Croatia 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Gareth Bale scores late in the first half as Wales draw 1-1... Read more ...

Scotland 6-0 San Marino: John McGinn hits hat-trick; Lawrence Shankland and...

Scotland 6-0 San Marino: John McGinn hits hat-trick; Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Findlay score

STEPHEN MCGOWAN AT HAMPDEN PARK: John McGinn scored a first half hat-trick as Scotland beat San Marino 6-0 at Hampden Park in their latest Euro 2020 qualifier. Read more ...

Who is Aljaž Škorjanec? Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professional dancer guide

Who is Aljaž Škorjanec? Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professional dancer guide

Aljaž Škorjanec returns to Strictly Come Dancing for the 17th series. The dancer is married to fellow Strictly pro Janette Manara after both of them joined the Strictly... Read more ...

Who is Viscountess Emma Weymouth? Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and chef

Who is Viscountess Emma Weymouth? Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and chef

Strictly season is well and truly upon us, with Viscountess Emma Weymouth being announced as the eighth Strictly Come Dancing contestant to be taking to the dance floor. The... Read more ...

Paula Radcliffe's 16-year long women's marathon world record finally broken...

Paula Radcliffe's 16-year long women's marathon world record finally broken as Brigid Kosgei smashes it by over a minute

BRIGID KOSGEI has broken Paula Radcliffe's 16-year long women's marathon world record. The Kenyan completed the Chicago Marathon in 2:14:04, 1:22 quicker than Radcliffe's... Read more ...

Wales 1-1 Croatia: Gareth Bale salvages point as hosts fight back

Wales 1-1 Croatia: Gareth Bale salvages point as hosts fight back

TOM COLLOMOSSE AT THE CARDIFF CITY STADIUM: Gareth Bale had Wales daring to dream of a Euro 2020 place, on a night when Daniel James suffered a sickening blow to the head. Read more ...

Piers Morgan hints he's leaving Good Morning Britain by the end of the year

Piers Morgan hints he's leaving Good Morning Britain by the end of the year

The GMB controversial host could say goodbye to his spot on the panel on December 31 Read more ...

Jamie Vardy deletes Wayne Rooney from social media as Coleen and Rebekah row...

Jamie Vardy deletes Wayne Rooney from social media as Coleen and Rebekah row escalates

Vardy has deleted his former England teammate from all forms of his social media in a show of support for his wife Read more ...

Love Island's Olivia Attwood announces engagement to Bradley Dack after...

Love Island's Olivia Attwood announces engagement to Bradley Dack after romantic proposal in Dubai

Happy news for Olivia and Bradley Exciting news for Love Island star Olivia Attwood who has announced her engagement to on-off boyfriend Bradley Dack. The 28-year-old, who now... Read more ...