‘Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-grid Solar’ provides powerful insights into the benefits of off-grid solar power. This research provides quantifiable evidence that, for a majority of households, solar home systems are being used to power enterprise and unlock working hours – with many reporting an immediate increase in income.
This guide reflects GOGLA, World Bank/IFC Lighting Global Program, U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, Sustainable Energy for All and African Development Bank shared views with regards to key policy and regulatory issues in the standalone, oﬀ-grid solar sector.
This iteration of the Market Trends Report reviews the evolution in the preceding years around six topic areas: market fundamentals, sales, the competitive landscape, finance, the enabling environment, and impact. It then provides projections on likely trends in the market for the coming five years, and provides a blueprint for how actors in this market can be competitive.
This latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report presents sales and impact data for January to June 2018, reflecting the performance of almost 70 companies, which are GOGLA members and companies that sell Lighting Global quality-verified products. The H1 2018 edition of the report shows that 3.7 million off-grid solar products were sold globally by participating companies.
The GOGLA Impact Working Group developed a set of metrics that companies and investors can use to estimate the impact of their businesses or investments. The metric framework covers a range of off-grid solar technology sizes and seven thematic areas. The updated metrics also enable users to measure the impact of different categories of off-grid technology – from solar lanterns to large solar home systems.
This report examines solar lanterns, solar home systems and multi-light systems with charger that constitute the distributed standalone solar products sector and provides a summary of key government initiatives influencing the market.
Ce document reﬂète les points de vue communs au regard des principales questions de politiques et de réglementations du secteur de l'énergie solaire autonome et hors-réseau.
The Zambia Stand-Alone Solar Businesses Guide describes the country and market context, the investment opportunities while reviewing the regulatory and operational steps required for developers and investors to enter the Zambian market. The Guide includes case studies and model business cases to help readers grasp the investment attractiveness in each market segment.
This report provides insights into the social and economic impact of off-grid solar. It follows the “Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar” report which highlighted the domino effect solar home systems (SHS) are having on household economic activity, creating income and improving quality of life. This latest report confirms those findings, sheds new light on how this impact evolves over time, and explores how economic activity equates to full time equivalent (FTE) employment.
This guide touches upon how the off-grid solar sector is defined, what kind of companies operate within as well as their business models, what kinds of investment opportunities are available and some key considerations for new investors in the sector.
This new report finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study.
Ce rapport explore comment les kits solaires permettent aux foyers en Afrique de l’Ouest de développer leur activité économique, d’augmenter leurs revenus et d’améliorer leur qualité de vie.
This latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report presents sales and impact data for July to December 2018, reflecting the performance of 84 companies, which are GOGLA members and companies that sell Lighting Global quality-verified products. This report provides sales data for solar lanterns, multi-light systems and solar home systems (SHS) in 46 countries.