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Light for Economic Development

The global market for kerosene used as a source of light is estimated to be $37 billion per year. This represents an enormous cost for the hundreds of millions of families that turn to burning fuels because they don’t have

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How we got started

In 1997, Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, had the vision to use LED lighting to bring practical, economical, and environmentally safe lighting to the developing world. While on sabbatical in Nepal, Dave

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Rundle College Experience with LUTW in Peru

The following video was created by Rundle College student Amanda Lang.  Last year when Amanda was in grade eleven, she travelled to Peru with Rundle and Light Up the World.  Amanda describes the experience she had as life changing.  Amanda

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How to accomplish the #SDG7 by Andres Clavier

In 2015, The UN reached a major milestone by releasing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for 2030 which Ban Ki Moon (the General Secretary at the time) called “humanities’ Plan A” as there was no Plan B “because there is no planet B” .

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Bringing Light To Hanchipacha

A solar system changes lives in an off-grid community in Peru– In May 2019, 12 technical volunteers from the University of Calgary travelled to Peru with Light Up The World and IEEE SIGHT to install a solar system in Hanchipacha,

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Energy 4 everyone in Peru

The wheels touch down on a lonely airstrip north of Huaraz in Ancash Region, Peru. It’s 6am, the air is crisp and cool despite the sun beating closely down upon us. The excitement growing among our group is infectious as

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An Inside Look at LUTW’s Social Enterprise

Nestled in a valley, deep in the Peruvian Andes lies the city of Huaraz, capital of the department of Ancash. Travelers will know this place for its scenic beauty and its easy-to-access, world class trekking and mountaineering routes. Few will

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A video of a lifetime experience!

“A picture is worth a thousand words”… Imagine a video! Please enjoy this video that one of the students of NAIT Alternative Energy Program put together after they travelled to Peru with LUTW. What an inspiring experience! https://bit.ly/2Q9MhWE Thank you all for your

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