Global Tools and Resources – March 2017

Launch of the Acumen Energy Impact Series

Acumen has kicked off a series featuring new research that seeks to answer questions on the social impact of off-grid energy, considered to be the off-grid energy sector’s most extensive collection of academic research looking at the links between solar energy and poverty, indoor air pollution and health, education, and whether an energy ladder really exists. The series will culminate with learnings from Acumen’s own Energy Lean Data project: customer-based data looking at impact across different countries, energy service levels, and business models with Acumen’s own energy portfolio. The first instalment in the series shares the results from ETH Zurich research in Kenya, funded by Google, looking at the economic impact of solar lanterns.