SELF featured in the new documentary, “Switch On”

Around the 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 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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SELF is a global leader in the fight against energy poverty. Since 1990, we’ve pioneered unique applications for solar energy, powering progress on food security, health care, education, gender equity, and more. 

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