GSI Impact Statistics
Go Solar Group seeks to spread the benefits of solar both at home and abroad. To accomplish this goal, Go Solar Group's international affiliate, 1heart1mind, brings the power of the sun to underprivileged communities in Uganda. From helping children study to homes lit by solar power, 1heart1mind has helped thousands of Ugandans.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Go Solar International, an affiliate of Utah and Nevada-based home solar provider, Go Solar Group, has released its official impact statements for progress since the operation's inception in 2015.
"We are thrilled that we've been able to use solar power to have this kind of impact in Uganda. The environmental, social, and educational implications of these outcomes will encourage American solar companies to reevaluate the purposes of solar. The data from our impact report shows solar power is about much more than saving money and energy independence," notes Keven Jensen, Board Chair of Go Solar Group.
Below is the data from Go Solar International's Impact report. These statistics are based on estimated impact for the life of a single solar light provided by Go Solar International.
- 4,417,345 extra child study time (in hours)
- 72 percent of households eliminate kerosene use with solar assistance
- Two hours of additional daylight per day per household
- A reduction in particulate matter equivalent to 1,020 cigarettes
- 2,869 solar lights installed
- 17,472 lives improved through clean and bright light
- $360,417 USD equivalent in Ugandan family savings
- Two kerosene lamps eliminated per household
- 6,178 tonnes of black carbon emissions averted
- 2,496 households reached with solar light
Scott Cramer, CEO/President of Go Solar Group and Board member of Go Solar International alongside Keven Jensen, is eager to continue scaling this impact.
"We share a common goal with the Ugandan people in wanting to improve our surroundings and the surroundings of others we care about," notes Go Solar Group CEO/President and Co-founder of Go Solar International, Scott Cramer. "This data gives us hope that we can continue advancing our mission in Uganda and other areas abroad."
About Go Solar Group:
Go Solar Group is a full-service residential solar provider headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 2011, the company initially provided solar power to orphanages in Africa, giving a 1:1 purchase opportunity to off-the-grid areas in Uganda and Zambia. After obtaining an electrical license in 2013, Go Solar Group became NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified in 2013 to scale its efforts in the Utah and Reno, NV markets.