SolarAid is an international charity founded in 2006 to combat poverty and climate change.

The Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all in 2030. We believe that universal access to renewable energy is the best way to alleviate poverty. The best way to ensure universal access to energy is by building local, sustainable businesses.

SolarAid does charity differently. We have adopted a model where we create a local market which allows our solar lights to reach those places and the people that the traditional market do not reach. It gives our beneficiaries ownership over their lights. We believe in Trade not Aid.