Little Sun is a solar-powered LED lamp developed by artist, Olafur Eliasson, and solar engineer, Frederik Ottesen, designed to deliver clean, affordable, reliable light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to the electrical grid. Five hours of charging produces up to three hours of bright light (plus additional hours of lower light). Every purchase makes it possible for Little Suns to be sold in off-grid communities at locally affordable prices. Olafur Eliasson has work in MoMA’s collection.
Educating young people about the importance of solar energy plays a critical role in creating a more sustainable future for our planet. Without energy, children cannot study after dark, compromising their education. Without education, they have fewer future prospects. Solar energy can help children get a better education. And education about solar makes children aware of smart energy solutions and gives them the tools to make a better future for themselves – and for our planet. Teaching kids about solar and sustainability will translate into an acceleration of green policies, sustainability research, and innovative tech solutions in the future. The Little Sun Foundation brings solar light to school children worldwide and provides the tools and knowledge that empower them to shape a sustainable future for themselves and for the planet.