Published on December 1st, 2013
by Zachary Shahan
Trees, Water and People, a nonprofit run by conservationists, has launched a for-profit subsidiary aimed at bringing more solar power to Latin America. The subsidiary, Luciérnaga, “distributes small (15W) solar lighting technologies that affordably meet lighting and device charging needs for energy poor populations.”
Trees, Water and People has had a solar energy program in place since as far back as January 2012. I’ve been following its progress, and while I haven’t written on any of its projects in a long time, I have seen some interesting ones implemented in various Central American locations. The program seems to be going well, as its success was the impetus for this new subsidiary.
“As demand for our products grows, we have incorporated Luciérnaga LLC as a subsidiary of Trees, Water People in order to more efficiently manage our supply chain, reducing the cost of lights for our many customers,” an announcement on the nonprofit’s blog states.
We are excited to grow this social enterprise so we can bring clean energy to families throughout Central America. You can support our work! Please visit our new crowdfunding campaign to see how you can help.
For more info please visit the new Luciérnaga website or email Sebastian Africano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It looks like the crowdfunding campaign could use some real help. Give it a hand and share the news!
About the Author
Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he’s the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.