Bringing light to schools in need

For every megawatt of residential solar power SolarCity installs in 2014, the Give Power Foundation will donate a solar power system and battery to a school without electricity.

Schools around the world need power.

One MW. One School.

1 in 5 people has no access to electricity

1.4 billion people have no access to electricity

That's 20% of the world's population
in the dark.

Every solar home makes a difference

When you go solar, you're helping to build a cleaner future for your home and for the world.

Together we can do more

It takes approximately 160 solar homes to produce one megawatt.

We can give the gift of power

Solar power lets us light up schools in parts of the world where there is no other source of electricity.

It gives people in remote areas the chance to learn in the evening and creates a place where they can come together and celebrate.

Give power.

Light up the world.

About the Give Power Foundation

Our Mission

To make clean power accessible to those who need it most and reduce the world’s dependence on finite, polluting power sources.

SolarCity co-founder and CEO, Lyndon Rive, installs a panel on a school in Nicaragua in 2013.

About Us

The Give Power Foundation is a SolarCity nonprofit organization committed to extending the environmental and social benefits of clean energy across the world. We’ve teamed with buildOn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world, including Nicaragua, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal and Senegal. Through our partnership, we will train buildOn employees and work closely with local communities to install and maintain their solar power systems.

Get involved

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If you are an organization that delivers products or services in the developing world and are interested in a partnership, contact us at: