Energy poverty has been defined by the World Economic Forum to be the lack of access to sustainable, modern energy services and products. This goes beyond voluntary green energy initiatives in developed countries. Habitat for Humanity drives the point of a basic “lack of adequate, affordable, reliable, quality, safe, and environmentally sound energy services to support development.” Unfortunately, economic and social development is a direct contributor that creates a line between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ regarding energy distribution. Simply put by Habitat for Humanity, “poorer countries are those usually equipped with the worst energy services, which contribute to malnourishment, unhealthy living conditions and limited access to education and employment.”
Whether someone is a DIY enthusiast or a 30-year veteran in solar, the fact remains safety is one of the most important things to keep in mind when designing and installing solar solutions. Electricity should be respected to ensure all involved during installation, inspection and equipment usage are not in danger
Imagine what day-to-day life would be like living in extreme poverty conditions. Extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90USD a day, affected almost 10% of the world’s population in 2020, according to the World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report. If you lived on $1.90USD a day,
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