Team of Researchers Launch Yearlong Study of Uganda’s Energy Ladder

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Team of Researchers Launch Yearlong Study of Uganda’s Energy Ladder

Uganda - Anecdotal evidence in the world of off-grid lighting solutions in developing countries has pointed to a so-called “energy ladder,” in which some first-time buyers of small solar-powered products such as solar lanterns eventually buy into much larger and more expensive home systems. For the first time, a research team from Humboldt State University in the United States is taking a rigorous look at this assumption.

Over the course of the next 12 months, researchers from the University’s Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) will conduct a study in Uganda, with funding from UNCDF’s CleanStart Programme. The results will be published in 2017. The research initiative is jointly managed by UNCDF’s CleanStart Programme and Kat Harrison, Associate Director of Impact at Acumen, and is supported by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and GSMA.

Read more about the study by clicking here. 

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