600M PEOPLE

600M people don't have electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over 900 million people in the world live without electricity. Out of them, over 600 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of them use kerosene lamps for lighting, and very few have access to solar powered light.

KEROSENE LAMPS ARE DANGEROUS

Kerosene causes social problems for local population

HEALTH

Increased mortality risk from indoor air pollution from kerosene burning

EDUCATION

Poor lighting and fire hazard hampering learning for up to 80% of school-aged children

FINANCE

10-15% of yearly household income being spent on kerosene

ADOPTION OF SOLAR LIGHTING
IS TOO SLOW

Despite ~$1B invested into solar, adoption is still only ~6%

EXPENSIVE

Average price of $33 paid for a solar lamp

WEATHER-DEPENDENT

Unreliable due to rainfall, cloudy conditions, and dirt

SOLUTION

Metal light is an innovative metal-harvesting lighting device. It is affordable, reliable, and sustainable, unlike kerosene and solar solutions.

Metal Light device is powered using patented metal energy harvesting technology developed at the University of Pennsylvania.

OUR IMPACT

Image by Jason Peter

3.7M KEROSENE LAMPS

Replaced by 2026