powering 1.2 billion together
In 2013 we began our work in villages by delivering solar lanterns and brought light to off grid communities. A year later, although having light brought a difference to peoples lives, it didn't transform them...
Back to the drawing board we installed individual solar panels with batteries. Same problem, making a difference but minimal lasting effect…
A SCALEABLE and SUSTAINABLE solution is needed.
We realized, to truly alleviate poverty, address issues in education, health care and all the benefits energy brings, we must address Full Utility Services in these communities:
Energy. Water. Fuel
By focusing on delivering a full suite of utility services to communities that show the economic fundamentals for success, we provide a solution to meets the human need. With a proven way to identify successful communities (aka: underwriting) we’re now:
Opening up new sources of investment capital and insuring scaleability to meet global growth.
clean energy: 24 X 7 x 365
Electricity, both scaleable and flexible, balancing both impoverished homes and village industry demands.
clean water & waste Processing
Inbound: water is collected, processed and delivered to communities.
Outbound: waste removed, processed and energy value recovered.
cooking fuel: carbon free & Safe
Shifting from collecting wood & water women are empowered to contribute to their local economies and become a part of the projects serving in Operations & Maintenance roles.
Removing solid fuels from the kitchen results in a direct measurable benefit of increasing home health.
Developing A Funding Solution:
In partnership with in country developers and village leaders, Lamplighter has developed an underwriting model to finance communities lacking traditional finance requirements but who have proven indicators of success. Implementing a financing mechanism that can be replicated increasing the available funding for projects globally.
Our first initiatives will be completed through corporate bonds directly funding funding new projects; insuring a benefit to the community with a measurable track record and corporate accountability. We anticipate the release of the first of these bonds in 2019. To be notified of updates please sign up here>> .