Even today about 1.2 billion people worldwide live without electric light and face a variety of education, health, medical, and other challenges. We invite you to join us in providing solar lanterns and the light of hope to these people.

How to Get Involved

Receive a donation of solar lanterns from Panasonic

Under the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, we donate solar lanterns once a year (per target country) to non-profit, non-governmental, international and other organizations that are working to address social challenges and improve the quality of life at the local level.

We will accept applications for donations of solar lanterns for FY2017. Please have a look at the following criteria as to the details.

Make a donation of solar lanterns

The 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project is working toward a target of donating 100,000 lanterns, but this target alone will not meet the needs of everyone living in areas without electricity. Please help us to provide solar lanterns to more people who need electric light.

Purchase and donate a product

Here is information for companies, local governments, foundations, non-profit or non-governmental organizations wishing to purchase Panasonic solar lanterns to donate to areas without electricity.

  • Click here to see the products
  • Eligible sales regions:
    Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam
    Africa: Kenya


Myanma Posts and Telecommunications

Donated over 800 eneloop solar storages to monastic education schools in Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway, Myanmar.


Donated over 2,500 solar lanterns to off-grid rural villages in Myanmar.

DeNA / Save the Children (Home Run for Life)

In 2014, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars launched a project to donate a solar lantern to midwives through Save the Children’s project to promote maternal and child health in Myanmar, for each home run made by the team's players in official games.

Kota Town, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Through the Kota Lions Club, Kota Town donated 12 solar lanterns to the Torakiethto Elementary School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

We will introduce the donor organizations on our Facebook page.