Do you know how Malawi looks like at night from the sky?

November 28, 2018

The picture on the left is how population is distributed in Malawi. Each blue dot represents a household and with a population of 17 million people, no wonder there are so many blue dots. What the map is telling us is that the southern region and the central region of Malawi are the most highly populated regions.

On the other hand, the picture on the right is a real time picture of night time lights. The yellow dots that you see represent spotting of electricity/light at night. As you would imagine, in contrast to the population picture, there are very few areas with light at night because the yellow dots are very few. What this image is telling us is that at night, most of Malawians are in darkness. 


Picture credit: Southern Africa Energy Program

By selling individual solar household systems to people living off-grid in Malawi, Zuwa Energy contributing make sure that we have more yellow spots in the future as we connect as many Malawian as possible to off-grid solar electricity. By 2022, we can electrify 20,000 households, one household at a time. If you would like to learn more about how Zuwa Energy works in Malawi, visit 

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