Every solar lamp distributed can earn carbon credits
Solar lamps reduce carbon emissions. Solar lamp companies can claim carbon credits for every lamp distributed and earn an income from them, providing they register with the UNFCCC. ToughStuff Carbon can help you do this.
|100,000 lights distributed in Kenya could create a total income of $840,000.*|
What ToughStuff Carbon do
We can help your solar energy organization claim carbon credits from solar lamp programmes by registering for a UN Clean Development Mechanism Project Activity (CPA). We can do this because we have invested in developing carbon programmes, known as Programmes of Activity (PoAs), in East and West Africa, Southern Africa and Developing Asia, under methodology AMS-III.AR.
- Access to one of our UNFCCC Programmes of Activities (PoA), a requirement for registering your own CPA.
- Advice We write and submit the documents required, supporting you in the necessary monitoring of your projects, managing third-party audits and ultimately requesting the credits from the United Nations.
- Management Once your carbon credits are issued, we pass them to you directly, or sell them on your behalf and give the revenue from the sale to you.
Why work with ToughStuff Carbon?
- Greater returns ToughStuff has carried out approved studies to establish the tonnes of carbon reduced per lamp per year in each country, which means the number of credits you can claim for each lamp with ToughStuff can be up to three times the standard UNFCCC number of credits.
- Experience Our international carbon team knows the process inside out, from the first lamp specification to the final warranty card.
- Independence ToughStuff Carbon isn’t tied to any bank or group. We’re part of a social enterprise which wants to everyone to have access to sustainable energy, wherever they are. We want to create social and environmental benefit through helping solar lamp providers to access carbon credits.
East and West Africa
|Southern Africa||Developing Asia|
- Information You provide ToughStuff Carbon with basic information necessary to satisfy the UN requirements. These include technical information about lamp quality and location.
- Evidence To claim carbon credits, you will need to provide evidence of sales made for the Designated Operating Entity (DOE) verifiers.
What does the service cost?
ToughStuff Carbon typically charges a small percentage of the credits received by way of payment. There is a small one-time starting cost but this will be more than recuperated by your eventual carbon credits received over a project’s seven-year lifetime.
* Based on Option 2 scenario of 7 years’ credit per light. Assumes 100% monitoring rate at throughout. Assumes average price of CER at $5. All other estimates assume CER price as $5