26 Jul '16, 9pm

Off-grid solar lighting could add 2m jobs to developing nations, finds Berkeley Lab

Fuel-based lighting is common in countries such as Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and India. The production and sale of these products is not particularly "job intensive", Mills found, with the sector providing around 150,000 jobs worldwide today. By estimating the employment intensity of specific markets and applying it to the broader non-electrified populations across several of these countries, Mills was able to estimate that a switch to solar-LED systems would replace these old methods and jobs, but add vastly more employment roles.

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