Off- and Weak-Grid Solar Appliance Market: India

This country profile contains relevant market and appliance performance data for India and provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality weak-grid appropriate appliances.

With a strong local manufacturing base and large population, India has a large and growing weak-grid appliance market. However, insufficient data on the types and performance of appliances available in the retail market poses a challenge for policy-makers, manufacturers, distributors, and other market actors to make substantiated decisions. Lack of sufficient information could be a barrier to market penetration for high-quality appliances and productive use equipment.

In an effort to fill these information gaps, Efficiency for Access conducted a market scoping survey on off-grid appliances sold in retail markets. Retail shop owners, off-grid solar product distributors, and appliance consumers were interviewed to better understand the local perspective of the weak-grid appliances available in the market. The data and market insights presented in this report are aimed to help current sector stakeholders and those interested in engaging India solar appliance market.