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Burundi Market Assessment for Off Grid Solar and Improved Cooking Technologies for Households

10 July 2020 Burundi

Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity and cooking technologies remains limited in Burundi. Only around 10% of Burundians have access to electricity, and in rural areas energy use is dominated by wood-fuels and traditional stone hearths for cooking. Our new report assesses the market opportunity for off-grid solar and improved cookstoves for households. … Read More

Off-Grid Solar Market Assessment in Mozambique

12 June 2019 Mozambique

Acknowledging the important role that access to clean forms of electricity can play in the development of the country, the Government of Mozambique (GoM) has joined the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and committed to a target of achieving universal access to electricity by 2030. Realizing the potential of off-grid solar products to attain this goal, the Government, … Read More

Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) Flyer

21 December 2018 Kenya

The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties (KOSAP) aims to increase access to modern energy services – electricity and modern cooking solutions– in households, businesses, and community and public facilities in fourteen underserved counties in Kenya.

Case Study: Developing the Solar Supply Chain in Ethiopia

16 August 2018 , , , Ethiopia

This case study outlines the key role of business development as a critical pillar of the Lighting Africa program across the countries we work in. Through training on best business practices and business-to-business linkages, the program helps off-grid energy companies fine tune their business models, sales and marketing strategies, and product distribution networks, so more … Read More

Video: Transforming Energy Access Through the Lighting Africa/Ethiopia Program


This video outlines the work done by the joint IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa/Ethiopia program in 4 regions across Ethiopia. It introduces each of our core pillars of work; (i) market intelligence, (ii) quality assurance, (iii) consumer education, (iv) business development support, and (v) access to finance, and how these support market based approaches to increasing access to … Read More

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