SolarAid Releases Second Impact Report on Rural Solar
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This week SolarAid release their second ever Impact Report. The report is packed with information on how the charity does what they do, why they do it, the impact of that, and what they’re working towards. In the last year the charity, who’s goal is to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020, had some great progress.
The Impact Report takes a look at the year that saw SolarAid’s social enterprise, SunnyMoney, selling their millionth light in rural Africa and outlines plans for their new activities which they believe will have an even greater impact on people living in Africa with no access to electricity.
The report shares information on how they calculate their impact; the research function that was started just two years ago has now grown significantly, providing some of the most comprehensive data in the world on energy access in rural Africa. SolarAid’s teams working across Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal and Zambia spend each day conducting research to understand the environment they’re working in, following up with solar light users to understand how they use their lights, and making sure that learning is fed straight into future programme design, strategy planning, and policy work. And not just for SolarAid and SunnyMoney but for the sector as a whole.
To go with the new report they have a set of pages on their website that better shares their work in this area: www.solar-aid.org/impact
SolarAid believe that working together means they can get that bit closer to reaching the goal of eradicating the dangerous, polluting and costly kerosene lamp from Africa, and making sure that families have access to clean, safe light.