Powering Opportunity: Energising Work, Enterprise and Quality of Life with Off-Grid Solar

Released in May 2020

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have more evidence than ever that off-grid solar is a power tool for change, helping to build resilience on the road towards a sustainable economic recovery.

Following 2018’s ground-breaking Powering Opportunity report, GOGLA expanded the research on the impact of solar home systems to more regions, including South Asia and West Africa. For East Africa, GOGLA went back to the households of the 2018 research to find out about the long-term effect of solar home systems.

The research confirms that people with solar home systems gain more income and work longer hours while feeling safer and healthier and provides some appalling statistics about the positive impact of SHS on people’s lives.