Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report
The latest Global Off-grid Solar Market report has been published by GOGLA, Lighting Global, Efficiency for Access Coalition, and Berenschot.
The latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market report highlights the potential for rapid growth of lighting products and off-grid solar powered appliance in the coming years.
The off-grid solar industry is growing and servicing an increasingly diverse demand. The industry’s efforts to meet global demand for off-grid solar products and reach new customers have seen a 40% increase in solar home system sales worldwide with PAYGo sales reaching the 1 million mark for the first time in the past six months.
This high demand for larger systems reflects their popularity with customers who are diversifying the way they use solar in their homes and businesses with energy-efficient appliances. In ensuring that these larger off-grid solar products are as accessible as possible, there has been a surge in the number of customers choosing the PAYGo model to purchase a solar home system.
This report is the second of its kind to include data for both lighting products and off-grid solar powered appliances. The report highlights greater visibility of products across appliance markets in this second iteration with increased participation from companies leading to more comprehensive data.
In the first half of 2019 off-grid solar products have gained new ground and provided increased and improved access to energy for customers, especially to support productive use applications. There is an emergence of clear mutually beneficial linkages between their sales and those of solar home systems, and the continued growth of the solar home system suppliers and distributors.
These systems are having a significant social and economic impact in customers’ homes and businesses, unlocking extra working hours and generating additional income, leading to them being more economically empowered. Companies selling these products also create many jobs across the supply chain.
Off-grid appliances bring life-changing developments to households, impacting virtually every one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. By monitoring and responding to these markets, the sector can be mobilised to go further, faster and bring clean, modern energy and economic empowerment to millions of people around the globe.
The Global Off-grid Solar Market report was produced by GOGLA, Lighting Global, Efficiency for Access Coalition, and Berenschot.