Outside of the capital city of Conakry, most of Guinea is without electricity. For light, families turn to kerosene lamps, candles, and open campfires. These energy sources emit flames that often cause fires, and emit an acrid smoke that burns the eyes and irritates the throat. Some studies liken the long-term damage caused by daily use of kerosene lamps to that of smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.
Additionally, it’s expensive, and unsustainable. The majority of Guineans live on less than $2 per day through blue-collar employment, like farming, construction and mining. For this reason, renewable energy sources like solar panels are financially out of reach to most Guineans. Our goal is to make solar power accessible to ALL Guinean households, not just to the country’s top earners.
We aim to make solar panels available to everyone at a cost that is comparable with what the average family spends on fire-based light sources each week. We understand that a solar panel comes at a much greater cost than kerosene, candles or wood.
But what if a family could lease the technology?
What if, instead of $2 per week at the market for fuel and equipment, they invested that into a solar panel they could lease-to-own over within a year or less? Not only would that family have safer, cleaner energy, but in time, their energy costs would reduce to zero.
Be part of the solution, not the pollution.
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We are a group of students, entrepreneurs,
and environmentalists passionate about making a
difference in the world—one home at a time.
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