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
Uganda Off-Grid Lighting Assessment
This presentation looks at the energy prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. It concludes that energy is a cornerstone of strategies for poverty reduction and economic growth. It finds that improvements in sector governance are needed to attract new energy investors and to improve the functioning of the energy sector.
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
This study assesses the supply chain for off-grid lighting products in South Sudan. The study finds that market opportunities for solar lighting products are huge. However, these opportunities are not tapped into as South Sudan is a relatively new market and specific market strategies have not yet been developed to address the multiple challenges of … Read More
This study provides information on the utilization and cost of current forms of lighting found amongst the “Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)” population in Tanzania, the off-grid lighting products that have been introduced into the market, consumer attitudes towards these products, and the supply and distribution chains that deliver them to the rural and peri-urban … Read More
This note offers an assessment of local electronics technicians’ experiences and interests in repairing solar lamps in Kenya and Tanzania. These findings are based on surveys conducted with 115 technicians in Kenya and Tanzania between January and May 2013.
This study examined awareness of solar lighting in Nigeria, perceptions among key stakeholders and effective communication strategies. Nationally only 36% of households are connected to the national grid and power outages are routine. Few consumers are aware of solar lighting but those who are view its safety and durability as advantages compared to alternatives, such … Read More
This report maps the availability of, and access to, off-grid lighting products in Senegal. It finds that reliable lighting is limited, especially in rural areas, and that solar portable lanterns (SPLs) can provide for this lighting need in a sustainable way. However, the availability of solar products that have undergone quality testing is relatively limited … Read More
This report maps the availability of, and access to, off-grid lighting products in Mali. It finds that access to affordable lighting is limited and that solar portable lanterns (SPLs) can fulfill this lighting need in a sustainable way. The main challenges faced by new players distributing SPLs include low awareness of the product, low affordability … Read More
This summary outlines the recommendations for the widespread distribution of solar lanterns in Burkina Faso laid out in the Mapping the Supply Chain for Solar Lighting Products in Burkina Faso report. It states that solar lanterns are poised to replace the lighting equipment currently used in Burkina Faso and that some models offer the possibility to … Read More