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New GOGLA report: Powering Opportunity in East Africa

As political leaders look to accelerate progress towards reaching the sustainable development goals, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has produced more evidence to show off-grid solar’s role as ‘a power tool for change’.

The new GOGLA report series follows last year’s ground-breaking Powering Opportunity research and confirms the positive socio-economic impact of solar home systems over a longer period of time, specifically:

  • 94% of people living with solar home systems reporting improvements to their quality of life
  • 34% of households report being more economically active with 28% making an additional $46 per month on average

The research, funded by UK aid from the UK government and conducted by Altai Consulting, uses data collected from 1,419 small-scale solar home system owners in Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda who purchased their system in the second half of 2017.

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View the full Powering Opportunity in East Africa. Proving Off-Grid Solar is a Power Tool for Change report on GOGLA’s resource pages.