Supplying affordable, reliable clean energy to 600,000 households by 2025 will have immense economic, environmental, and social impact for the 3 million people who will remain disconnected from the Ethiopian national grid.
In addition to this, direct household impact, large-scale projects powering vital institutions, projects, and businesses will broadly benefit communities and promote economic growth.
$50,400,000 Annual Total Household Savings
The typical off-grid Ethiopian household spends $84 each year on kerosene and mobile device charging.1
Solar home systems and mini-grids remove this ongoing cost by supplying renewable energy.
150 Jobs Created
Green Scene’s local, personalized service model creates well-paying jobs for community members as trained retailers.
We are striving to create 150 job opportunities by 2025, with at least 50% of these positions filled by women.
Solar home systems and mini-grids can extend working hours for local businesses and workers.
222,000 Ton Reduction in Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions
For each kerosene lamp replaced, solar solutions save an estimated 0.37 metric tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions each year.2
Clean energy sources also mitigate kerosene pollution and the biohazard posed by discarded dry-cell batteries used to power torches.
Kerosene lamps contribute to indoor air pollution, one of the leading causes of death in developing countries.3
Lamps and candles also pose significant fire risk.
Reliable lighting facilitates studying, reading, and other educational activities at night.
Solar-powered television and radio provide a source of entertainment currently unavailable to off-grid households.
Household members, particularly women, invest significant time and effort:
- Traveling to purchase kerosene
- Traveling and waiting to charge mobile devices at local kiosks
- Using and maintaining kerosene lamps and other unreliable lighting sources
Solar products that are simple to use and maintain remove these burdensome time constraints.