Turning on the Lights: Transcending Energy Poverty Through the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

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A team from Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship conducted the research and produced the findings in partnership with Solar Sister Tanzania. 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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In June 2017, the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship conducted an action research study considering the social and material impact of Solar Sister’s model on end customers. The report, Turning on the Lights, assessed the impact of solar lanterns on education, health, productivity, finances, and women’s economic and social empowerment. 

This is an excellent resource for clean energy practioners and policy makers who are looking for evidence of why women must be an essential part of the clean energy movement. 

“Solar lanterns give families the time and opportunity to do more every day, opening doors to additional educational and business ventures. Solar lanterns create a positive cycle of economic growth that can revolutionize a family’s financial well-being. At the same time, solar-powered lighting protects the health of each person in the household and spurs intrinsic changes in women’s self-image and perceived agency.”