Sustainable Development Goal Targeted: Affordable and clean energy.
Solar Consulting aims to address several issues in emerging economies:
Lack of access – the energy situation in developing countries can be dire. In Malawi for example, 90% of the population is off the grid and the remaining 10% don’t have access to consistent power. Over half of the current 1.06 billion people who still function without electricity live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Productivity- electric light improves the productivity of communities by providing additional hours of time through which they can complete tasks. This is particularly important for children who can use this time to increase educational and developmental outcomes.
Financial constraint- families spend large amounts of their income on candles, paraffin lamps and charging their phones at local shops. Solar solutions enable families to reduce their first year costs by 50% and to zero ongoing for the life of the product.
Poor health- candles and paraffin emit smoke in closed environments which is detrimental to long-term health.
HOW IT WORKS
Largely the challenges the project faces are around scale as
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