SonLight Power partners with Haiti Nursing Foundation/FSIL to improve healthcare and clean water access in Haiti

Nov 2015

Life at Haiti’s most prestigious nursing school has been improved with the installation of a five-panel solar array by SonLight Power...Read more

Fall 2015 SonLight Power Training Workshop: Equipping to Empower

Oct 2015

There are many keys to the success of SonLight Power and the joy of light that has empowered thousands – our faith in God and laser focus in fulfilling His mission are paramount. A big part of that mission is ensuring the work we do is completed correctly, on time and on budget...Read more

SonLight Power Debuts in Costa Rica with Collaborative Impact

Aug 2015

SonLight Power's solar destinations, typically, are off the beaten path. But this one? Well – there was barely a path to beat. Our mission to the remote indigenous village of the Cabécar tribe in northeastern Costa Rica started traditionally enough... Read more

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians partners with SonLight Power to Deepen Impact in Costa Rica

June 2015

A SonLight Power team will be headed to Costa Rica next week on an exciting new project with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, installing rooftop solar panels on a school located deep in the rainforest and far off the grid... Read more

Happy Earth Day: SonLight Power celebrates by fighting energy poverty and climate change

April 2015

The world faces two big energy challenges and, at first glance, their solutions may seem contradictory: How do we bring electricity to the more than 1.3 billion people who, today, do not have it while at the same time, reduce carbon dioxide emissions that, most scientists agree, are changing our climate?... Read more

SonLight Power brings water to thirsty Haitian community

March 2015

Sometimes there just wasn't enough water. The well that served the village was 180 feet deep and sometimes the old generator couldn't pump it fast enough. Or sometimes the fuel to run the generator wasn't available... Read more

SonLight Power brings solar energy, clean cooking to Mexico

November 2013

A grandmother – the matriarch of her family – slowly approaches the new portable solar stove that has been delivered to her village's community center. For decades, she has cooked the family meal on an open fire... Read more

SonLight Power and Engineering Innovation Leader, Terri MacGregor, featured in the Houston Chronicle

Nov 1, 2012

Terri MacGregor has found her calling: to travel to underdeveloped countries and install solar power solutions ... Read more

SonLight Power Campaign Letter from Steve Melink, President of Melink Corporation and SLP Campaign Chair

October 20, 2012

Press Release Announcing Steve Melink as SonLight Power First Annual Campaign Chairman

October 8, 2012

"WOW! THIS IS COOL!" - SonLight Power Applies P&G Grant to Transform 30,000+ Lives in Mexico

Sep 17, 2012

Apply a major grant from The P&G Fund to extend SonLight Power's outreach into Mexico and make an immediate and sustained impact ... Read more

Lighting the Road Less Traveled: SonLight Power Applies Grant from College Hill Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund to Improve Lives in Honduras

July 9, 2012

Use solar power to share God's love with over 360 children and their families at four off-grid schools in rural Honduras, empowering them ... Read more

SonLight Power Teams with Amigos for Christ to Transform Lives for 60 Families in Nicaragua

June 29, 2012

Help 60 families in a remote part of Nicaragua sustainably access the living and natural water they need to survive and grow... Read more

"THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!" — SonLight Power Helps Missionaries in Haiti Improve More Lives Sustainably

June 29, 2012

Help several outreach groups in Haiti fulfill their missions more effectively by reducing costs and dependency on generator fuel... Read more

Press Release - SonLight Power 10th Anniversary

Feburary 29, 2012

SonLight Power featured in The Christian Post: Christians Help the Poor With Renewable Energy

January 10, 2012

A new wave of Christian ministries are answering the call to good stewardship and breaking down stereotypes with renewable energy initiatives . . . Read more

SonLight Power featured in Chuck Colson's BreakPoint Commentary on Renewable Energy and the Poor - Stewardship in Action

January 3, 2012

Did you know that going "green" can also be an effective way to help the poor? I'll be the first to admit that the term "green" is overused and often exploited on the part of many groups to tout silly - even anti-human - agendas. And that's a shame . . . Read more

Tribute to Allen Rainey

December 23, 2011

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the blessings God has shared with us through Allen Rainey. Tens of thousands of children, families, and communities in some of the most underserved parts of the world have experienced . . . Read more

SonLight Power Announces Executive Transition

December 23, 2011

For the first time since its inception 10 years ago, SonLight Power has a new Executive Director. Allen Rainey, founder and visionary of SonLight Power (SLP), is transitioning his role as Executive Director to Kevin Sasson. The SLP Board of Trustees . . . Read more

SonLight Power Earns Large Grant from The P&G Fund

December 22, 2011

Thanks to the service of our countless supporters over the past decade, SonLight Power (SLP) has been entrusted with a $47,000 grant from The P&G Fund to extend our solar-powered outreach into Mexico. SLP will make an immediate and sustained impact in the lives of disadvantaged children, youth, and families . . . Read more

SonLight Power Team Installs a Showcase System

June 21, 2011

SLP designed and installed a grid-tied solar power sub-system for the Espresso Americano coffee kiosk within the Embassy compound. This project is the first of its kind at the Embassy, one that U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens hopes will demonstrate the nation's commitment to promoting clean, sustainable and renewable energy solutions . . . Read more

First Lady of Honduras Assists SonLight Power with Solar Energy System Installment in El Trapiche School

June 28, 2010

On June 8, 2010, a helicopter flew Honduras' First Lady, Rosa Elena de Lobo, to the small rural village of El Trapiche where Cincinnati-based international missionary organization SonLight Power, Inc. (SLP), was preparing to install a solar energy system in the one-room community school building . . . Read more

SonLight Power Wins Renewable Energy Development Award from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras

April 26, 2010

SonLight Power, Inc., has been recognized by the United States Embassy in Honduras for outstanding achievements in renewable energy development and promoting greater education and interest in developing clean, alternative energy in that country . . . Read more

SonLight Power: Giving Power to Underdeveloped Countries

October 5, 2008

Fox 19 Morning News interviews Allen Rainey . . . View video at

Solar-Powered Schools

October 5, 2008

Katie Orr introduces listeners to local resident Allen Rainey who travels regularly to Honduras to install solar panels on remote schools. The Honduran first lady was so impressed, she contracted him to do 500 more schools in the county . . . Listen at

SonLight Power 3-Minute Mini Mission Trip

October 5, 2008

James and Valerie Gray's first SonLight Power video production is available on YouTube . . . View video at

SonLight Power Lights the Way to Learning

October 5, 2008

The summer of 2008 was a record-setting one for Cincinnati, Ohio-based non-profit SonLight Power Inc. (SLP). The company has been sending volunteers to Honduras to install solar electric systems at schools in the country in order to bring light and electricity to otherwise dark schools that had no access to power . . . Read more at

Business Courier, College Hill eNewsletter Feature SLP

October 5, 2008

The July 18 edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier and the August 6 edition of the College Hill eNewsletter contained feature stories about SonLight Power . . . Business Courier | College Hill eNewsletter

One Vision, Six Years and Fifty Solar Installations

June 10, 2008

SonLight Power (SLP), a non-profit organization established in 2002, will make history in mid-June . . . Read more

SLP Celebration Dinner Success

February 2, 2008

The sold out, 6th Annual SonLight Power Celebration dinner . . . Read more

Haiti Update

January 12, 2007

This trip turned out to be a study in contrasts . . . Read more

Guatemala Update

October 24, 2006

A new mission field opened for SonLight Power . . . Read more

Honduras Update

August 28, 2006

Mixed feelings and the battle we face . . . Read more