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Powering Opportunity The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

This report provides powerful insights into the benefits of off-grid solar power. Namely, that solar home systems (SHS) are catalysing economic activity, creating income and improving quality of life. It is well-known that off-grid solar can deliver benefits to wellbeing and the environment, but until now, the impact of off-grid solar on economic activity, such as improved access to jobs and business opportunities, has been less clear. This research provides quantifiable evidence that, for a majority of households, solar home systems are being used to power enterprise and unlock working hours – with many reporting an immediate increase in income.

Sarah Corley
Sarah is DFI's Community & Professional Development Manager, and is responsible for providing opportunities for capacity building of DFS professionals and DFI alumni outside of our online course provision. She has over 19 years of experience within the learning and capacity development within the development and health sector, and is passionate about being a catalyst for change.

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