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LuminaNET is a global not-for-profit online community dedicated to solving problems arising from fuel-based lighting in the developing world. Our purpose is to amplify the collective knowledge base by offering a space for sharing of knowledge, discussing emerging technologies and business models, and joint problem-solving.

LuminaNET was created by Evan Mills of Lumina Project, based at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a national lab of the US Department of Energy, operated by the University of California

Generous past sponsorship for LuminaNET is provided by the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy.  The network is currently in "archive mode" pending future sponsorship to restart in earnest. Content can be viewed but no new posts, comments, or membership applications are being processed.

LuminaNET is its members (stats here). We collectively represent a wide cross-section of the roles in the off-grid lighting arena, including field technicians, manufacturers and distributors of products, investors, researchers, and non-governmental organizations and foundations.

The site is viewable to anyone on the internet, but only members can post or comment.  All interested parties are welcome to become members.

LuminaNET offers blogs from community members, an interactive discussion forum, a calendar of industry events, photos, videos, a marketplace with information about products and services, and a member-generated directory of off-grid lighting field projects.

The opinions, views, and ideas expressed within LuminaNET are those of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of its hosts.


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The Lumina Project, has been conducting applied research and support to the off-grid lighting movement for almost two decades, and has been supported by the Rosenfeld Fund of the Blum Center for Developing Economies (at the University of California at Berkeley) and from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs. Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center has collaborated on many of Lumina’s research projects.

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