Little Sun is a work of art by Olafur Eliasson that brings solar-powered light to off-grid areas of the world.
Little Sun helps decentralise access to power in the world by making sustainable light available anywhere. It promotes economic growth in regions of the world where electricity is not available or reliable. Its distribution networks bring prosperity to all participants in the supply chain and to the end user. We change lives.
'Light is for everyone – it determines what we do and how we do it. This is why Frederik Ottesen and I have developed the solar-powered lamp Little Sun. One part of the artwork is the lamp and the activities it enables. The other is the successful distribution of Little Sun in off-grid communities, its journey from production to usage.
In everyday life, it is important that we critically engage in global initiatives and local contexts. Our actions have consequences for the world. Little Sun is a wedge that opens up the urgent discussion about bringing sustainable energy to all from the perspective of art.'
– Olafur Eliasson