Currently, about 789 million people* worldwide live without access to affordable, reliable and safe modern energy. The majority of those living without modern energy services rely on kerosene, candles, battery torches, or other fossil fuel-powered technologies for lighting. These traditional solutions are expensive, harmful to health, hazardous and polluting, and can’t power communication technologies. They resign the poorest people on the planet to a life of energy poverty which constrains economic development and impedes access to education, health, and basic services including communications, water, and transportation.

Off-grid solar energy products provide a safer, cleaner, cheaper and reliable alternative to conventional solutions.

 

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*Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2020 finds that the share of the global population with access to electricity increased from 83 percent in 2010 to 90 percent in 2018, enabling more than a billion people to gain access during the period. The population still without access to electricity was 789 million in 2018, down from 1.2 billion in 2010.