Namibia climate project

Our project in Namibia

We bring clean, highly-affordable solar light to families living off-grid in rural and peri-urban areas across Namibia, to offset carbon emissions and provide truly affordable solar light.

Our project in Namibia is the first Gold Standard-certified project in the country. Right now in Namibia, 65% of the 1.1 million people in rural areas are living without electricity access and only 3.8% of households use solar energy for lighting. People living beyond the grid or in areas with unreliable electricity use fossil fuels, battery-powered torches, candles and firewood.

Little lights.
Big impacts.

Affordable, reliable, renewable solar lights

In Namibia’s informal settlements, families have lost their homes and in even their family members to fires caused by candles or kerosene lamps. But tragic accidents like this can be avoided by providing access to solar lighting.

Solar is safer, affordable, reliable, and better for the environment.

Verified emissions reductions

We are working to bring our solar lights to households in rural areas and urban informal settlements at mass scale across Namibia. The project is set to deliver 652,000 lights.

By purchasing our verified emissions reductions, you will finance the deployment of solar lights for families, helping them to switch from high-cost polluting fossil fuels to affordable, safe and rechargeable solar lights.

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Our project in Namibia is the Gold Standard-certified carbon project in the country. This certification ensures our project has the biggest possible impact and meets the highest standards of verification in the Voluntary Carbon Market.

 

Get in touch with the climate team

To learn more about our project in Namibia, or find out how you can purchase VERs please get in touch with our climate team here.

May 19, 2021

Carbon offsetting: your questions answered

There are lots of questions about the different kinds of carbon offsets available on the market and how they work. So we've set out to answer them here.

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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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Dec 4, 2020

How carbon offsetting with solar lights cuts emissions, reduces poverty and saves lives

Namene Solar’s innovative carbon offsetting solar project is the first of its kind in Zambia. Our lights cut carbon emissions, reduce poverty and have truly life-changing impacts.

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