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Why Off-Grid Energy Matters 2020

A customer-led view of the off-grid energy sector's impact.




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In 2024, 60 Decibels published Why Off Grid Energy Matters 2024. Interviewing 79,000+ people across 31 countries, it’s the biggest report of the sector to date. You can access it here.

Welcome to our first impact performance report! We conducted almost 35,000 interviews with customers served by 49 off-grid energy companies, spanning 17 countries from Haiti to India. These companies provide a range of off-grid energy products, including cookstoves and solar lanterns.

The global energy divide is severe: 860 million of the world’s population lack access to electricity. Energy features prominently in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, pointing to the importance of understanding the impact of off-grid energy companies on customers’ lives.

“I am very happy because my kids can now enjoy good lighting and can study without a problem.”

– Energy Company Customer

In our report, you’ll find our customer-led view of the impact of the off-grid energy sector, as well as the relative performance of the sub-sectors within it. Our data combines social performance indicators, customer feedback, and broader market insights. You can also take a look at our first-of-its-kind 60dB Impact Index which ranks each of the companies in terms of their impact across a range of impact indicators.

To learn more about our findings, click the link below to read the report.

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