The University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources are conducting this study in Central Malawi to evaluate the impacts of solar home system (SHS) devices for households. Specifically, this study aims to 1) assess the impact of solar home systems on the livelihoods of rural households in Lilongwe District, Malawi; and 2) To understand the determinants of adoption and dis-adoption of SHS in this setting. This is a quasi-experimental impact evaluation study with three arms: current SHS users, prospective SHS users, and a control group.

In July-August of 2022, EPPSA team members collected baseline household survey data for over 1,200 households. Endline data collection to follow up the same households was completed in August of 2023. See the Baseline Report for the study below, and check back soon for endline data report and publications.