Producing solar lamps to light households without access to electricity
2017 SAG-SEED Award Winner Clean Energy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Lagazel produces and markets two types of solar lamps, which were originally developed by the enterprise itself. The lamps are characterised by a robust metal case and high-quality lighting. The holistic business model includes industrial production in proximity to customers, and after-sales, repair and product end-of-life recycling services.

To facilitate the manufacturing of solar lamps in other locations, Lagazel designed a production plant called “L-Box”, a complete turnkey solution that encompasses a production line, staff training and marketing instruments.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Lagazel’s solar lamps improve living conditions in households without access to electricity. Compared to candles or kerosene lamps, solar lamps further reduce carbon emissions and thus contribute to climate change mitigation.
  • Providing employment and improved livelihood for 25 employees producing and marketing solar lamps.
  • Empowering 25 employees and 35 sales agents through training measures.
  • Reducing negative health and safety impacts of traditional kerosene lights and candles by providing solar lamps.
  • Saving 92kg of annual carbon emissions for each solar lamp sold given a lifespan of 5 to 7 years of each lamp.
  • Reducing waste through the establishment of a closed-loop system by collecting solar lamps at the end of their lives.

  • Promoting the industrial rise in developing countries by establishing turnkey production facilities in combination with carrying out vocational training and technology transfer.
  • Reducing household costs of light generation as solar lamps have a short amortisation period.



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Lagazel, a private enterprise, develops, manufactures and markets a range of solar lamps and kits tailored towards the needs of developing countries.

CB Energie, a private enterprise, provided the first production facilities to start the production of solar lamps and still shares three sales locations with Lagazel.

Chabanne, a private enterprise, promotes Lagazel’s business development by means of technical, logistic and financial support.

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