Climate projects

Unlocking the power of solar lights

We empower communities through our climate projects with the power of clean technology.

Under our inaugural 2 Million Lights programme we have deployed over 700,000 solar lights in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia since November 2021. This has saved more than 500,000 families over $6 a monthNamene’s 2 Million Lights programme is on track to be completed by mid 2024, reaching many more families and communities in other low-income Sub-Saharan countries.


We distribute our lights in countries that have low electrification rates to ensure that beneficiaries of our 2 Million Lights programme receive the dual benefits of first-time access to solar energy and financial savings, while reducing or ending their reliance on fossil fuels.

Our low-cost, high-quality lights have quickly gained significant market shares in the pico lights market in Namibia (90%), Zambia (72%) and Zimbabwe (83%) over the relatively short time of their distribution – showing that trust in the durability of the product, as well as affordability made possible through our carbon subsidy model, are key to unlocking clean technology for those who need it the most. (Figures from Gogla).




lights deployed to date



families saving money



saved each month




CO₂ avoided per project

“When the solar lights are on at night, it feels like a town, not a village. Now we use the power of the sun for lighting and we no longer need to spend on expensive candles and kerosene.”  

– Bernard Namasumo, Head Teacher at a rural school in Zinazongwe, Zambia

namene solar solar light carbon offsets carbon credits in Zambia
Nov 22, 2022

Over 700,000 solar lights distributed through Namene climate projects

Namene's Gold Standard-certified climate projects have distributed over 700,000 solar lights across Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

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Sep 28, 2021

Carbon savings and clean light for communities in Namibia

Our team on the ground in Namibia are now delivering our solar lights to communities and informal settlements, as part of our countrywide carbon offsetting project.

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May 25, 2022

First 150,000 solar lights distributed in Zambia climate project

Namene Solar celebrates a new milestone in our Zambia climate project, reaching 150,000 lights distributed across rural areas of the country, where there is little or no access to electricity.

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