The power of the sun in the palm of your hand.
Little Sun started as a simple idea to create a small, portable, solar lamp for people living without electricity in Ethiopia. We began as a social enterprise, selling solar devices around the world with the aim of raising funds to make solar lights and chargers available in energy-impoverished rural communities in Africa at affordable prices, where they could also provide a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting.
The organisation was founded in 2012 by the contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson, and Frederik Ottesen, an engineer – an artist and a problem solver who look at the world from different perspectives. This spirit of searching for new and unconventional paradigms, of challenging old belief systems to find new solutions to intractable problems, is baked into our DNA. We believe that every person has the power to change the world with their passion, creativity, and ingenuity, and that everyone has a role to play in changing the world for the better.
Our programs in Africa are just the beginning of what we can accomplish with your help.
Together we can:
Create thriving communities powered by solar energy, reduce climate injustice and transition to a world powered entirely by renewable energy.