Sarah Hobgen
Managing Director, Sumba Sustainable Solutions

Sarah has 3 years of experience in implementing and operating solar off-grid projects in rural Indonesia, where she lives. She has 10 years’ experience in engaging with stakeholders for research, community development, and commercial projects, primarily focused on land use and economic development. Sarah previously worked as a research associate at Charles Darwin University in Australia.


On Indonesia’s remote Sumba Island, poorer households can pay for solar home systems with goods or services instead of cash.