Greenlight Planet (GLP)
Greenlight Planet (GLP) is a for-profit social business that develops and manufactures reliable solar products designed to help people living off the electric grid. GLP’s headquarters are located in the USA, with offices and warehouses in Kampala and Nairobi. GLP have sold over 6,500,000 solar lamps. Greenlight planet has taken a conscious decision to establish itself in the DRC, however this was a direct effect of ÉLAN involvement.
Objectives of Elan’s partnership
The DRC market, with only 9% op people having access to electricity poses a great potential market for expansion. By using solar lamps consumers can increase income, consumers can increase study time, safety and improve air quality. GLP has entered the DRC market in 2018, with a focus on finding the right distribution partners and introducing their brand into the market. ELAN DRC has supported GLP in assessing the market, logistics, marketing and HR. GLP has found the ELAN Renewable Energy strategy aligns with their own strategic priorities and has seen that ELAN’s intervention has supported them in successfully entering the DRC market. "