SELF featured in the new documentary, Switch On!


Across the developing world, nearly one billion people lack safe, reliable energy—impacting lighting, literacy and education, water and food supply, communication and technology, healthcare, trade, and the economy, social programs, and government. Everything. 

What the UN refers to as energy poverty is one of the most profound challenges that faces the world today, causing suffering and instability in many countries. But inspiring leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens are standing up to bring power to their people. 

In this sequel to the highly acclaimed energy documentary, Switch, seen by more than 12 million viewers world wide. Join Dr. Scott Tinker on another amazing global adventure, to meet people and communities as they Switch On. Visit the Arhuaco people of northern Colombia as SELF helps to bring solar electricity for the first time ever to their remote village. 

Join us on this enlightening and emotional, uplifting and unforgettable journey. Watch today to take a deeper dive into the work of SELF and many others fighting energy poverty. This film will change the way you look at energy and the developing world forever. 

Facts about energy poverty:

  • Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to electricity
  • 2.5 billion people rely on wood or biomass fuels for cooking
  • Eliminating indoor smoke annihilation would save up to 3 million lives each year
  • 2.5 billion people lack access to clean cooking fuels and technology


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Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 25 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rain forest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

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