A charity-owned solar light company has sold a “record breaking” amount of lights in Africa, which will prevent 900,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
This year SunnyMoney, which is owned by SolarAid, sold over 600,000 lights.
SunnyMoney said it has sold nearly 1.7 million lights in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda in total.
African families will save over £200 million as a result and it will “improve the lives of 10 million people”, the company claims.
SolarAid CEO Andrew Webb said: “A clean, affordable and better source of light is the first and most crucial step on the energy ladder.
“The growing off-grid solar market is a beautiful example of how we can reduce our impact on the planet and improve the lives of those living on it at the same time”.