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Greenlight Planet


Greenlight Planet is a for-profit social business that designs, distributes, and finances solar home energy, with an under-served population in mind: the 1.3 billion global consumers for whom the old-fashioned electrical grid is unavailable or too expensive. Since selling our first Sun King™ solar-powered lamp in 2009, the company has become a global leader in the off-grid solar industry, serving over 30 million users in more than 60 countries.

From our wide range of trusted Sun King™ solar lamps and home energy systems, to our innovative distribution partnerships, to our flexible EasyBuy™ pay-as-you-go financing model, Greenlight Planet continuously strives to meet the evolving needs of underserved consumers.

Over a decade, the company has grown steadily, expanding distribution across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and establishing end-consumer financing programs to make its products affordable: not only over the long term, but immediately, even for consumers with limited savings. Proving the credit-worthiness of unbanked consumers is now allowing Greenlight to expand access to a broader range of life-changing products and services.