Jalel Sager and Jonathan Lee

Following the New Sun Road

November 1, 2016
This article appeared in Berkeley Engineer magazine, Fall 2016

Jalel Sager (Ph.D.’13 ERG, left) and Jonathan Lee (B.S.’13 EECS) co-founded New Sun Road, a technology company committed to implementing solutions to climate change and global energy poverty and to providing electricity to communities, health clinics and education centers in remote and challenging environments. The company currently has on-the-ground operations in East Africa and Vietnam, and is growing its team while scaling up microgrid projects in Uganda.

“Entrepreneurs need affordable lighting for security and extended business hours, refrigeration for food preservation and adding value to consumer goods, computers for entertainment and information services and machinery ranging from hair clippers and blenders to construction and power tools,” the founders say on the New Sun Road website.