Ned Tozun and Sam Goldman are co-founders of d.light, a pay-as-you-go solar home system which makes solar energy available to families. This home system is already in use by 300,000 households. With its extensive line of solar-powered products, d.light has reached 84 million total customers globally. They have operations in 62 countries and are regarded as pioneers in the off-grid solar energy space. d.light is the undisputed industry leader with the highest brand awareness in off-grid solar in the world and the largest market share including 52 percent market share in India and 26 percent market share across the African continent. d.light has sold more than 19 million products and the largest installed user base in the industry. Ned and Sam have been recognised as innovators and leaders by Business Forum, the World Economic Forum,, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Forbes and Social Venture Network.
Countries: Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Namibia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan and Pakistan (operations in 62 countries)
Ned Tozun and Sam Goldman (ELITE Rising Star Award)