2019 State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market Report

This report analyzes major market trends for off- and weak-grid appropriate televisions, fans, and refrigerators across eight representative markets in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Off-grid appropriate appliances enable households to enjoy the benefits and improved quality of life that come from expanded access to energy by allowing them to effectively and efficiently make use of distributed energy solutions. The 2017 State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market Report presented the first-ever snapshot of the off-grid appliance market for televisions (TVs), fans, and refrigerators. Since then, the off-grid appliance market has continued to mature, with companies increasingly responding to consumer prioritization of quality and personal need, and demand for financing options. The broader market ecosystem has seen widespread shifts as well, with policymakers, regulators, investors, and development actors placing a greater emphasis on energy-efficient off-grid appliances and the role they play in delivering higher tiers of energy access.