You’d be pushed to find a more uplifting display of the transformative power of renewable energy.
In a one-room house in rural Malawi, the little face of six-year-old Rachel is framed in a soft white halo.
On a bamboo mat lies a maths book alongside a bundle of fine twigs that she shuffles to help her arithmetic.
The rest of the village is in total darkness but thanks to the lamp – bought with the help of UK government aid – Rachel’s school grades are improving now she can study at home.
In a nearby village, solar panels on a school roof – Donated by the Scottish government – have improved results, as well as providing an extra income source from charging phones and car batteries.