GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry, has published a report on the economic impact of off-grid solar. The solar systems considered in the report are small-scale pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The GOGLA publication concludes that households using small scale-solar power in East Africa are reporting a rise in economic activity, with improvement in income and job opportunities. It demonstrates the economic benefits of off-grid solar power in the developing world.
Nearly 60% of off-grid solar owners undertake more economic activity within just three months of using a solar home system as they work longer, start businesses or get a new job.
Read the full report here.
The key findings of the GOGLA report:
Solar Business Main Activities (Percentage of Income Generated)