Little Sun

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Little Sun is an attractive, high-quality solar-powered LED lamp developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. It is a a social business focused on getting clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. The little Sun project is connecting the world through sharing light.
Andrea Heuer, sales and marketing representative of the Little Sun lamp in the Global North – primarily Europe and the US, will present the project. She is main point of contact for all Little Sun’s diverse retail partners. They range from art institutions and museums over design and interior stores, the kids and gifts sector, to larger corporates. Andrea works to promote Little Sun’s main goal of sustainable energy access for all through presentations at conferences all over Europe.  Her background is from the live music industry organising and booking tours for international artists across Europe.

Little Sun is a social business and global project addressing the need for light in a sustainable way that benefits communities without electricity, creates local jobs, and generates local profits.

Little Sun is currently distribution in over 10 African countries, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, and Ghana – as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the United States.

Launched in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern, the Little Sun project has since distributed over 200,000 Little Sun lamps worldwide – and that number is quickly growing.

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