What is the Carbon Multiplier?
The Carbon Multiplier shows how solar projects on carbon intensive power grids in the Global South create greater impact.
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Because power grids rely on coal and other dirty fuels in the Global South, clean electricity produced there displaces more carbon than it would in the U.S. –  the Carbon Multiplier is a metric that calculates exactly how many times more.

  • Clean energy is already more common in the U.S. while in the Global South, diesel and coal based generation are still common. 
  • Generating a kilowatt hour of electricity in the U.S. emits between .5 and 1 pound of carbon – while markets in the Global South often average double that. 
  • The Carbon Multiplier is a component of the Impact Multiplier, which helps Renewables.org decide how to maximize carbon prevention.
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