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Impact 2018-12-07T11:43:09+00:00
  • We believe meaningful impact assessment needs to be multidimensional.
  • Measurement practices should not be restricted to a simple question of whether or not access is available

  • Assessments help inform future decision making and project implementation
  • They also help us understand the value of our projects
  • All numbers showcased below are the result of an independent study conducted by surveying 24 solar micro grid and 20 solar pump sites up to January 2018
  • Absolute numbers represent averages across households unless specified otherwise

IMPACT ASSESSMENT & RESULTS

TECHNICAL

  • 100% Households Electrified for each microgrid village
  • Provision of lighting for all public spaces – street lights, schools and healthcare centers
  • 50L water per person per day
  • In line with WHO guidelines for intermediate access
  • 100% Households with mobile charging points
  • 15-30% Households can use TVs
  • 30-50% Households can use a fan
  • 2-5 productive appliances per village
  • Water source distance reduced to within 2 minutes
  • Running water is made available as per village needs
  • 24*7 Electricity Supply
  • Mild disruptions experienced during monsoons

ECONOMIC

  • Enabled utilization of productive appliances
  • Flour Mills, rice huller, fridges, irrigation water pumps,computers and drilling tools
  • Over 2 hours extra time available for productive uses according to respondents
  • One additional productive appliance per village on average
  • 27 appliances across 24 villages
  • 40 additional income generating opportunities created across 44 villages

INSTITUTIONAL

  • 84% Households felt they owned the system
  • Decentralized ownership enabled systems to adapt quickly to local requirements
  • 75% Households participate in the Village Committee meetings 
  • Over 75% villages were able to resolve most of their issues with limited external intervention
  • 78% Households showcased satisfaction with the system

SOCIAL

  • 42 extra minutes available daily for children to use for studying or playing
  • In 75% households, women felt more empowered
  • 30-40% of Village  Committee’s leadership across villages comprised of women
  • 48 extra minutes available daily for women 
  • 91% Households in solar micro grid sites felt safer outdoors
  • 67% Households said accidents due to kerosene usage have decreased indoors
  • 96% Households in solar pump sites indicate an improvement in water quality
  • 95% Households across all sites indicate improved sanitation and hygiene

ENVIRONMENTAL

In addition to encouraging green energy practices and helping reduce carbon emissions, our projects showcased measureable impact on the environment  

  • 62% households indicated an improvement in air quality
  • In addition to encouraging green energy practices and helping reduce carbon emissions, our projects showcased measurable impact on the environment  
  • 75% reduction in kerosene usage per household on average

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