Recent study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that the transition of solar-LED (light-emitting diode) lighting has great impact on employment and job creation. Switching from fuel-based lighting – such as firewood and kerosene lanterns – to solar-LED systems also create two million potential new jobs in developing countries like India.
The study mentioned that about 274 million households worldwide that lack access to electricity and about 112 million households in Africa and Asia ate not able to afford even a mini solar home system. While countries like Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, India, Indonesia, and Kenya don’t have fuel-based lighting sources that create job opportunities. While fuel-based lighting provides over 150,000 jobs across the globe.