Lasting Impact: Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Delivery Models to Power Health and Education
Electricity access enhances access to quality essential health care services while making health systems more resilient. In the education sphere, access to electricity enables lighting and extended studying hours; facilitation of information, communication and technology (ICT); enhanced staff retention and teacher training; among other benefits. This report uses case studies to shed light on what kind of off-grid solar delivery models in health care and education contribute to—and, likewise, hinder—sustainability. The purpose of the report is to help decision makers in the public and private sector design sound off-grid electrification projects for rural schools and health centers by helping them evaluate the most effective and appropriate delivery model for their specific country context.