Unreasonable Impact: The Power to Transform 100 Million Lives by 2020: Q&A with d.light

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Unreasonable Impact: The Power to Transform 100 Million Lives by 2020: Q&A with d.light

by Brittany Lane
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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:05am

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Originally posted on Unreasonable Impact, created with Barclays

Energy is essential to generate a livelihood and improve quality of life. Over one billion people around the world, though, continue to live without access to electricity, the majority of them in Africa and Asia. According to the World Bank, nearly another three billion people rely on wood or other biomass for cooking and heating, which produces air pollution that causes millions of deaths every year.

Simply put, access to affordable, reliable and clean energy is fundamental for a healthy planet. Founded in 2006, d.light manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products designed for those who need it most. To date, d.light has sold more than twelve million solar light and power products in 62 countries. Their goal: improve the lives of 100 million people by 2020.

Unreasonable spoke with Founder and Chief Product Officer, Sam Goldman, about building d.light from one janky prototype to a multinational enterprise that at a rate of nearly every second provides solar light to someone, somewhere in the world for the first time.

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Keywords: Energy | Affordable and Clean Energy | Alternative Energy | Barclays | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure | Reduced Inequalities | Renewable Energy | Solar | d.light

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary