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Press Releases First Annual Powering Jobs Census Released, Showing Large Employment Opportunity

Power for All has released the first annual jobs census measuring employment from decentralized renewables for rural electrification in Africa and Asia, Powering Jobs Census 2019: the Energy Access Workforce.

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Reports Powering Jobs Census 2019: The Energy Access Workforce

Download the Powering Jobs Census 2019: The Energy Access Workforce, to understand the growing employment opportunity in the decentralized renewable energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and for the communities gaining access to electricity for the first time.

Research Summaries Research Summary: Jobs, decentralized renewables, and the energy transition

In late 2018, Power for All conducted the first comprehensive jobs census of the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, covering pico-solar appliances, solar home systems, standalone and grid-tied commercial and industrial systems, mini-grids and productive use applications such as solar water pumps. This summary synthesizes key findings in the three countries surveyed -- India, Kenya and Nigeria.

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Unemployment in the countryside of Sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia is worsening, while nearly 1 billion rural, mostly agrarian people still lack electricity. Providing energy access via decentralized renewables to these communities could turn a double challenge into a huge job creation opportunity.

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DRE Technologies Harvesting energy means breaking down silos

2 billion smallholder farmers are among the most underserved populations in the world. Better access to clean energy has the ability to transform agriculture and speed econonic development, says Factor[e], but financial, operational, technical, and policy barriers need to be overcome.

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Reports Powering Jobs Census 2019: The Energy Access Workforce

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Energy Policy Top trends for energy access in 2019

Power for All gathers together various predictions and trends that we see unfolding for electricity access and the distributed renewable energy sector in 2019.

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