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LightSeed Energy

LightSeed Energy brings affordable, reliable solar lighting to families without electricity in rural Africa..

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Lusaka, Zambia
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded August 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

LightSeed Energy provides solar energy to African communities without access to electricity. 85% of Africans live without access to electricity. Families are forced to use expensive traditional fuels like kerosene for lighting at night. Not only is kerosene harmful to the environment, the indoor air pollution it causes is on track to kill more people in Africa than tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS. LightSeed Energy offers a solution to this.


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    Tyler O'Reilly
    CIO and Co-Founder

    Tyler is a professional web and application designer with years of experience designing and creating for the web. Throughout his career Tyler has been involved with many non-profit organizations and projects, giving him the chance to pursue his passion in design and do a small part along side those who are truly making a difference.

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    Michael Pietrzak
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Working with the United Nations at a refugee camp in Malawi, Michael Pietrzak witnessed the challenges that hurt African families, and decided to act. He learned to apply a keen interest in renewable energy and a passion for development work to that challenge. The result is LightSeed Energy, a social enterprise that uses market principles to improve quality of life for the world's poorest.