Executive Summary: 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

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2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

21 February 2018

The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the fourth report in a biennial series established over the past 8 years as the report of record for the off-grid solar industry. The flagship Market Trends Report provides an opportunity to step back for reflection on long-term trends, challenges and opportunities—illuminating a path forward for the … Read More

Off-grid Solar Market Assessment in Niger & Design of Market-based Solutions

17 December 2017 Niger

This report provides an assessment of the off-grid solar market in Niger, and makes recommendations for the design of market-based solutions. The report looks at selected customer segments, including private households, public institutions, large- and small-scale irrigation schemes, crop processing, water provision and public street lights, and assesses the market potential for each. Overall, the study … Read More

Deep Dive Supply Chain Report, Tanzania

01 November 2017 Tanzania

Launched in 2016, the overall goal of Lighting Africa/Tanzania is to contribute to the development of a commercial market for quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems (SHS). The target is to enable access to cleaner and safer off-grid lighting and energy for 6.5 million people in Tanzania by end 2019 – focusing predominantly on … Read More

Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2016

03 March 2016

A lively read for companies, investors, governments, and other key players interested in the opportunities and challenges presented by the dynamic off-grid solar market. The report tracks the groundbreaking technological advances and innovative business models which have emerged to transform the lives of millions through affordable modern solar energy services. This is the third in … Read More

Deep Dive Supply Chain Report, Ethiopia

05 January 2016 Ethiopia

Lighting Africa/Ethiopia sought to understand the solar supply chain in Ethiopia against a background of increased products and growth of the sector. The overarching objective of the research was to provide a comprehensive retail, supply and value chain analysis of the market for off-grid lighting products in Ethiopia. This report presents findings from the retail … Read More

Uganda Off-Grid Lighting Assessment

12 December 2014 Uganda

This market assessment was based on a demand survey of 845 households; a supply survey of 103 retailers; and interviews with main importers/distributors and with institutions and market influencers in all four regions in Uganda. Key findings in the report indicated that solar product end users are more aware of solar energy products and their benefits … Read More

SolarAid Impact Report 2014

01 September 2014 ,

This 2014 report outlines the objectives and the work done by Solar Aid, an international charity, which aims to increase access to solar lighting in Africa. SolarAid set up a social enterprise called SunnyMoney to sell solar lights in Africa. It also set the goal of eradicating the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. The … Read More