How solar household systems contribute to resilience

Solar lamps and solar home systems are increasingly seen as a route to electrification in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Much of the population that would be served by such systems is vulnerable to climate variability and extremes. However, there has been very little research on how access to electricity from solar lamps and solar home systems can contribute to the resilience of households facing climate and other risks. This paper explores the relationship between the energy services provided by solar household devices, and the resilience of their users to the effects of climate change.