Powering Opportunity Series

Off-grid solar is a power tool for change, helping to improve welfare, create jobs and build resilience.

Supported by UKAID, the Powering Opportunities Series was a flagship research programme held between 2018-2020 to better understand the socio-economic impacts of solar home systems. The research heard from over 3,500 customers and confirmed that people with solar home systems gain more income while feeling safer and healthier.

Download the reports below to explore a compliation of the insights uncovered, as well as specific insights from different geographic regions: East Africa, West Africa and South Asia.

Powering Opportunity. Energising Work, Enterprise and Quality of Life with Off-Grid Solar

Get a global overview of the findings.

Read the Compilation Report

Powering Opportunity in South Asia

Find out more about the socioeconomic impact of solar home systems on households in South Asia.

Read the South Asia Report

Powering Opportunity in East Africa

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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Powering Opportunity in West Africa

Learn more about the impact of solar home systems on households in West Africa

Read the West Africa Report

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.