Overview

Name D light
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Vision d.light envisions a future where everyone is empowered by the freedom and improved quality of life that comes with access to reliable, affordable, clean solar energy.
Year 2006
Company type For-profit
Sector Energy
Region of operation Africa,China ,South Asia and US
Headquarters address 650 5th Street, Suite 302 San Francisco, CA Country: India Zip: 94107
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Target problem Dlight is a global social enterprise delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy.It provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses.
Key product / Service Solar powered solutions
Founders
Team size More than 500
Number of beneficiaries 50000000
Awards and recognition
  • Verizon Powerful Answers Winner 2014
  • B Corp Best for the World Overall Impact 2014
  • New Energy Pioneer 2013


Funding and Operating Model

Funding round Higher than Series B
Total funding raised $ 40000000
Investors
NameRoundAmount RaisedType of FundingAnnounced OnWeb URL
Gray Ghost Ventures
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Omidyar Network
Nexus Venture Partners
Business details "Through over a dozen field offices and four distribution hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States, d.light has sold 6 million solar light and power products in nearly 60 countries.it develops a range of solar lighting products at different price points and distributes its products via retail partners (e.g. gas stations, agricultural cooperatives, NGOs) and augments those sales channels with marketing campaigns, field training, and post-sales services. Over 10,000 retail outlets currently sell 500,000 d.light solar lights a month.

The unique challenge for D.light is that they provide light to people who do not have light and power to people who do not have power.Their customers are really poor and they have highly erratic income patterns, a lot on their mind, and a lot of obligations for the short amount of money that they do have; so they are very risk averse."

Partners and key clients Partners :

Department for International Development (DFID) Shell Foundation USAID

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