Responsible Finance Forum


Koen Peters, Itotia Njagi, Martin Hyland and Stephen Pantano
Source:   GOGLA
 Lighting Global
 Efficiency for Access Coalition

Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since H2 2018, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

January – June 2019 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

  • The off-grid solar industry is growing and adapting to increased and more diverse demands from customers. Compared to the previous six months, solar home system sales with a capacity higher than 11 watt-peak, have increased by 40% to 680,000.
  • More customers choose the pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) business model to make use of the benefits of off-grid solar, with PAYGo sales surpassing 1 million lighting units for the first time.
  • In total, 4.11 million solar lanterns, multi-light and solar home systems were sold from January to June 2019, while 730,000 off-grid solar appliances were sold.
  • The report also highlights the life-changing impact of off-grid solar, with the cumulative number of people who have benefitted from improved electricity access reaching 280 million (since July 2010).
  • The impact figures are based on the sales numbers of off-grid solar lighting products only (solar lanterns, multi-light systems and solar home systems).

Originally published on GOGLA’s website