Little lights. Big impacts.

Namene solar lights are designed to help people and families thrive, wherever they live. We help customers replace harmful kerosene lamps, by providing safe, clean solar-powered lights for indoor and outdoor use. 

Our portable solar lights are built to last and have won awards for their quality and accessibility. Our early SM100 model was named the world’s most affordable solar light and has won multiple awards.

775 million people in the world don’t have access to electricity, many of them in Sub-Saharan Africa. Namene solar lights are an affordable first step on the clean technology ladder for off-grid families and communities, enhancing their daily lives and supporting their livelihoods.


Our inaugural 2 Million Lights programme has seen over 700,000 solar lights deployed in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia since November 2021, with the lights being subsidised through our carbon credit programmes.

Solar light features

  • Inbuilt solar PV panel
  • up to 15 hours of light from a single charge
  • 3 brightness settings
  • Detachable stand
  • Head strap
  • Green LED light charge
  • VeraSol certified
SM200 tech specs

Versatile and multifunctional

  •  360 degree rotation
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Hang it
  • Wear it or
  • Direct it as a free standing task light

Product innovation

Truly sustainable products are designed with customers’ needs in mind. We’re continually innovating and developing our solar lights to be as efficient as possible whilst remaining affordable and high quality.


Our brand new solar light Occa is the first to feature back-up USB charging for cloudy days. Occa has warm and cool light settings, and maximum brightness of 50 Lumens.


The SM200 was designed for off-grid customers, with improved efficiency and new features including flashing pulse light mode.


The SM100 was a huge success. It was named the world's most affordable solar lamp, won multiple awards with over 500,000 sold to date.

What our customers say

“It has really helped us. You don’t have to look for power or take it anywhere to charge. We use it both night and day and the children use it to study.” –

Zaitun Muthonik Supuko, Kenyan Masai

“I use the light at night because I am afraid to sleep in the dark and the lamp lasts until I fall asleep. I also use the light while doing my studies when there’s a power outage.” – Zenande Mdingi, Get Ahead School, South Africa

Certified climate change solution

In 2019 the SM100 was awarded the Solar Impulse Label. The Solar Impulse Label is granted to innovative solutions to fight climate change that meet high standards of sustainability.

Each solution goes through a strict assessment process performed by independent experts. Solar lights tackle climate change and air pollution whilst giving energy access to households, often for the first time.


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Globally distributed solar lights

Aug 16, 2021

Lighting-up island communities with One Million Lights Philippines

Our SM100 solar lights have reached hundreds of families in the Philippines, to give them reliable solar light through the typhoon season, which can cause power shortages and blackouts.

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Sep 21, 2021

Introducing Occa Solar Light and head torch

Namene Solar launches our brand new solar light and head torch with a buy one, give one campaign. Occa’s features include 3 brightness modes with a maximum 50 lumens, a pulsing light mode and warm an

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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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