Go Solar International, an affiliate of Salt Lake City-based residential solar company Go Solar Group, has released its official impact statements for progress since the operation’s inception in 2015.
For every solar installation completed in Utah, the equivalent is contributed in Ugandan shillings for a home solar system. To date, the company has provided over 4.4 million extra hours of study time to Ugandan children, according to Go Solar’s estimates.
“We are thrilled that we’ve been able to use solar power to have this kind of impact in Uganda,” says Keven Jensen, board chair of Go Solar Group. “The environmental, social and educational implications of these outcomes will encourage American solar companies to re-evaluate the purposes of solar. The data from our impact report shows solar power is about much more than saving money and energy independence.”
Below is some of the data from Go Solar International’s report. The statistics are based on an estimated impact for the life of a single solar light provided by Go Solar International:
“We share a common goal with the Ugandan people in wanting to improve our surroundings and the surroundings of others we care about,” notes Scott Cramer, Go Solar Group’s president/CEO and Go Solar International’s co-founder. “This data gives us hope that we can continue advancing our mission in Uganda and other areas abroad.”