Barefoot Power

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The journey begins

Company is founded in Australia


Attains generic status

Barefoot Firefly becomes one of the most recognizable and preferred solar lanterns in off-grid markets across the world. Several solar companies are launched on the backdrop of Firefly success. Barefoot Power is among the early innovators along the energy ladder and introduces solar home systems. Solar powered TV market tests are conducted in Ghana


Solar home system installation

Selected by Unilever to supply and install Solar Home System in 14,000 staff houses in Kenya and Tanzania as part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan.


Launch of Solar Tv

After a successful 2 - years of test marketing, Barefoot launches solar powered TV bundled together with its Connect series of solar home systems. The invaluable lessons, experiences, usage and attitudes continues to inform the domestic appliances strategy.

Women Microfinance Bank and barefoot power

Barefoot Power enters into a partnership with Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) for solar products consumer financing. Barefoot is responsible for product functional responsibility, up-selling and cross-selling and KWFT manages the credit at both the relationship and portfolio levels.

Women Microfinance Bank and barefoot power

Barefoot Power is selected by European Union to implement Women Increasing Sustainable energy access and use (WISE) in Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone: 2018 – 2022

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Unfortunately, Barefoot Power’s holding entity in Australia votes on a motion of voluntary liquidation.

Nov 2018

Change of Ownership

Managers of Africa-based subsidiaries of Barefoot Power buys-out the Australian holding company’s assets in Africa and China driven by the desire to continue with the impact mission of powering the off-grid areas, keep the customers delighted and propel the solar-powered innovations into the future.


Solar Powered Assets

Successfully tested a next-generation solar-powered assets and business model for interoperable appliances, income generators, experiences, lifestyles and incomes.

2020 - 2024

Next Five Years

True to its pedigree of pioneering innovations up- and across the energy ladder, Barefoot Power will be a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of solar-powered assets to enable sustainable lifestyles and generate incomes to off-grid/ weak-grid households and communities in Africa and South Pacific.