D light

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.




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Region of operation

Africa,China ,South Asia and US

Headquarters address

650 5th Street, Suite 302 San Francisco, CA Country: India Zip: 94107

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

Team size

More than 500

Number of beneficiaries


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

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 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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