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A reflection on 2023

Looking out the rear window on the year we are leaving behind, we are proud to, yet again, see thousands of homes getting a light switch for the first time. We are seeing children reading by clean, safe light, women entrepreneurs (‘Mayi Walas’) creating flourishing businesses, solar Repair Technicians giving second life to broken lights […]

Annual Review 2022/23

This Annual Review covers the financial year ending March 2023 as well as impact numbers and future plans. Download Now

Annual Report 2022/23

This Annual Report covers the financial year ending March 2023 as well as impact numbers and future plans including our financial statements. Download Now

Good News Stories From Around the World

With the ongoing news about the increasing impacts of climate change, mounting biodiversity loss, geopolitical tensions and social inequalities, we believe it’s important to highlight the wins of collective action to ensure we don’t lose hope of the future we are working towards.  That’s why every week we post five wins from across the world […]

Drone photo of a thatched roof hut in Zambia with a solar panel on the roof.

A call to triple renewable energy capacity

COP28 comes at a pivotal point in time, seven years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, and seven years to go until the looming 2030 deadline, by which time we need to cut global emissions by nearly half in order to stay on track for a below 2°C warming. But, the weight of […]

Football for solar

27th October arrived – a big day, etched into the calendars for colleagues across Pangea Talent Solutions. It was the day of the long-awaited football match, taking on their sector rivals Parallel – all in the name of raising money for SolarAid. Their ‘rivalry’ stems from both being in the talent industry which is “fearlessly […]

Off-grid solar repair in Africa: from burden to opportunity

Off-grid solar repair in Africa: from burden to opportunity is a white paper written by the University of New South Wales and SolarAid. This white paper aims to share knowledge and learnings to facilitate replication of their successful repair pilot across the continent. It explores the potential for solar energy kit (SEK) repair in Africa […]

Building climate resilience in remote African communities

The climate crisis is here and Africa is at the forefront. In the most recent IPCC report, it was emphasised that Africa is warming at a faster pace than the rest of the world, despite contributing the least to global carbon emissions. The effects of this are being felt across the continent and the ability […]

One Hundred Miles on the hottest weekend

Picture this: It’s June, the hottest weekend of the year so far, and people up and down the UK are doing everything they can to relax and stay cool. Running isn’t the first thing on the public’s mind on a day like this, but as always SolarAid’s supporters never fail to surprise us with their […]

Repairing Electronics: A Circular Economy Solution for Reducing E-Waste and Building Resilience in Rural Africa

From massive landfills stacked with large electronics like TVs, washing machines and refrigerators, to the increase of small electronics such as smartphones, tablets and headphones, the accumulation of electronic waste is an increasingly pressing issue around the world. Due to higher consumption rates of electronic equipment, and the short life-cycles and limited repair options for […]