Papua New Guinea is one of the most beautiful places on earth, blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Yet, it also possesses one of the lowest access to electricity rates on the planet with only 18% of the population of an estimated 10 million people with access to electricity.

Many of these impacted communities are forced to turn to expensive and harmful alternatives such as diesel and kerosene to provide electricity for household requirements such as lighting, home appliances and mobile phone charging.

The lack of access to the electricity grid, and the use of alternatives, has a significant impact on education, household spending and health of off-grid households and a significant impact on the environment.