Our Partners

We are building a solar movement to help alleviate poverty and create a cleaner future for all. We’re always keen to hear from potential partners, please contact us if you would like to be featured on this page.

Founding Partner

The founders of Solarcentury wrote into its constitution that the company would donate 5% of its net profit to set up a charity to help poor communities in developing countries access solar power. In 2006 Solarcentury made profit and SolarAid was born.

Other Partners


SolarAid is a winner of the 2013 Google Impact Challenge in the UK. With a £500,000 Global Impact Award and Google’s continued support, we will scale access to solar lighting in off-grid communities in Africa by establishing a distribution network with local entrepreneurs that will offer affordable, clean lighting, and provide job opportunities in local communities.

Global Impact Challenge

We have been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development in Malawi since 2010, enabling people to benefit from access to clean light, and boosting rural household incomes through saving money on kerosene. This work forms part of a broader programme led by Concern Universal, which helps people to cope with the profound impact of climate change.

View the Department for International Development’s website


Ashden awarded SolarAid with their prestigious International Gold Award in 2013. It is a privilege to be supported by Ashden and to benefit from the wealth of experience and knowledge they can share of sustainable energy solutions for the developing world. Their practical advice and support in championing the importance of our work is invaluable.

View the Ashden website

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If you would like to be featured on this page email us at info@solar-aid.org.