The Use and Impacts of Solar TVs
This report summarizes data from 3,920 interviews with 2,370 solar TV customers in East Africa to provide compelling preliminary evidence of the positive social impacts of solar TVs on consumer quality of life.
Solar TVs have the potential to improve the quality of life and knowledge base of off- and weak-grid families, yet little is known about how customers view, value, and interact with their TV. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey 2,370 Global LEAP Awards results-based financing customers in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. This analysis provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities for the solar TV market in East Africa, through the eyes of consumers. Most notably, it provides compelling preliminary evidence of the positive social impacts of solar TVs.