eBay and Little Sun partner to spotlight sustainable solar energy

eBay and Little Sun have teamed up to offer shoppers sustainable solar solutions “globally.” Unfortunately, their listing only specifies shipping to the US.

The focus on climate change today is more important than ever, eBay and Little Sun are empowering everyone to make thoughtful buying choices – with the added benefit of helping communities where basic services are unreliable if available at all.

The social business, Little Sun have announced yesterday the launch of their storefront on eBay, Little Sun Energy. The shop offers shoppers a limited-edition “Earth Day Duo” bundle until on the 1st of May.

The solar bundle, which is designed by artist Olafur Eliasson includes ‘Little Sun Original’ and ‘Little Sun Diamond’ solar-powered lamps for $42 (£32). Some 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Little Sun Foundation.

Consumers who purchase Earth Day Duo would also make the same product available to someone without access to electricity at a locally affordable price, where they would be provided with a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting like kerosene lamps or candles.

More than 1 billion people worldwide live without access to electricity. The partnership aims to raise global awareness for these issues while impacting locally at the same time.

eBay’s global community numbers are at 179 million active buyers, each of whom have the opportunity to make an impact with their buying decisions. With Little Sun, they’re making a statement that sustainability and supporting the global community are their priority. Together with Little Sun, we’re using the power of our platform to democratize solar power and support sustainable solutions.”
– Sam Bright, vice president, eBay Merchandising

Little Sun makes solar energy accessible, offering sustainable solutions and helping those in need to improve their quality of life. With eBay, we’re able to multiply our reach in a way that brings important solar power solutions to people in developed and emerging markets alike.”
– John Heller, chief executive officer, Little Sun

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