Powering Opportunity

Powering Opportunity

As political leaders look to accelerate progress towards reaching the sustainable development goals, we now have more evidence than ever that off-grid solar is a power tool for change.

Following last year's ground-breaking Powering Opportunity report, we expanded the research on the impact of solar home systems to more regions, including West Africa. For East Africa, we 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. Download the reports below or explore the findings on our data dashboard.


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Find out more about the long-term socioeconomic impact of solar home systems on households in East Africa.

Read the East Africa Report
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Learn more about the impact of solar home systems on households in West Africa.

Read the West Africa Report


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This research has been funded by UK aid from the UK government.
However the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.