ImpactAlpha, Feb. 18 – The impact measurement firm 60 Decibels interviewed 35,000 off-grid energy customers of 49 companies in 17 countries to determine “Why off-grid matters.” The report paints one of the most comprehensive pictures to date of the on-the-ground impact in developing markets of solar lanterns, solar home systems, mini-grids, solar-powered appliances and clean
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