MIT D-Lab: Energy Needs Assessment Toolkit

Understanding the energy needs and market opportunities in the specific off-grid community or region is the first step for effectively selecting and implementing the solutions to meet a community’s energy needs. D-Lab has developed the Energy Assessment Toolkit to guide organizations through the process of gathering the information in the following areas:

  • Current energy access and expenditures
  • Aspirational energy needs
  • Existing supply chain
  • Community institutions and stakeholders (private sector, government, NGO)