USAID Power Africa
Power Africa was launched in June 2013 as a market driven, public private initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people lack access. Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 MegaWatts (MW) of electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections by 2030.
Groundbreaking 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access Study Reveals Key Long-Term Benefits of Off-Grid Refrigerators for Low-Income Users
Refrigerators contribute to various Sustainable Development Goals, from improving human health and productivity to reducing the domestic burden of women and children, who are usually responsible for food gathering and preparation.
New Report: Solar Water Pump Customers Report Improvements in Their Lives
The Uses & Impacts of Solar Water Pumps Report explores the benefits and challenges experienced by customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.
Insights From The Solar E-Waste Challenge Halfway Point
This piece gives insights into the inaugural Solar E-Waste Challenge projects and demonstrates the urgent need for sustainable and scalable solutions.
Uses and Impacts of Off-Grid Refrigerators
This report summarises the benefits and challenges experienced by off-grid refrigerator users in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over several years, based on an analysis by 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access.
Uses & Impacts of Electric Pressure Cookers
This report presents the results from 400 phone interviews on the impact and experience of electric pressure cooker customers in Kenya.
Uses and Impacts of Solar Water Pumps
This report explores the benefits and potential challenges experienced by solar water pump customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.