Greenlight Planet


Founded by T. Patrick Walsh in, He designed and sold the first solar-lantern prototypes in 2006 in the state of Orissa(India): brighter and healthier than kerosene lamps, but affordable enough, so people could purchase them without subsidies. The idea of Greenlight Planet was thus born.

In 2007, Mayank Sekhsaria and Anish Thakkar joined Patrick as co-founders, and the three set out 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. The SunKing brand was thus born!

Our Impact;
-available in 40 countries 
-Supported by 6,000 micro-entrepreneurs 
-100+ distribution partners 
-704,000 tons CO2 offset 
-Used by 4,000,000 +households 
-20,000,000+ consumers


Co-located with The Lighting Show Africa 2016:

  • Power & Electricity World Africa 2016
  • The Solar Show Africa 2016
  • The Water Show Africa 2016
  • On-Site Power World Africa 2016
  • Power Plant World Africa 2016
  • Energy Storage Africa 2016
  • Africa Energy Awards 2016