• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting, Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2008

Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet is owned and operated by engineers, sales force experts, and operations gurus who love to solve difficult problems that change the customers’ lives. The offices across the world are cultural melting pots of technological and grass-roots innovation. Greenlight Planet is a for profit social business that develops and manufactures honest, reliable solar products designed to help people living off the electric grid. Greenlight Planet was founded by T. Patrick Walsh, a University of Illinois student who spent part of 2005 working with the charity Engineers Without Borders in rural India. He saw that the residents, users of ubiquitous kerosene lamps, were not charity cases. Rather, they were savvy consumers demanding a better product. He designed and sold the first solar-lantern prototypes in 2006 in the state of Orissa: brighter and healthier than kerosene lamps, but affordable enough so people could purchase without subsidies. The idea of Greenlight Planet was born. In 2007 Mayank Sekhsaria and Anish Thakkar joined Patrick as co-founders and the three set out for India and China to make Greenlight Planet a reality with the vision that smart design, efficient engineering and innovative distribution strategies could make dirty kerosene lanterns a thing of the past.
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Global Partnerships Manager
    Pakistan

Staff at Greenlight Planet have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • private sector development
  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • market research
  • project management

Funders

  • world bank group

Countries

  • afghanistan
  • pakistan

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Chicago
  • 201 W Lake St #101
  • The Priory Place, 2nd Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road
  • India
  • Mumbai
  • Nehru Center, 10th floor, Discovery of India Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • The Priory Place, 2nd Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road
  • India
  • Bangalore
  • Nehru Center, 10th floor, Discovery of India Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli