Global Off-Grid Solar Market Reports

Oliver Reynolds
Oliver Reynolds Market Insights and Data Manager
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Every six months, GOGLA, The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program and the Efficiency for Access Coalition publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products and appliances, sold by GOGLA affiliates.

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July – December 2022 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

  • 5.2 million solar energy kits were sold in the second half of 2022, a 20% increase from the first half of the year and 18% higher than the previous peak in the second half of 2019.
  • PAYGO sales grew by 33% to exceed 2 million units for the first time.
  • Solar home systems (SHS) recorded a 68% growth in sales, the highest of all product categories, led by numbers in Nigeria.
  • TV sales grew by 28%, mainly due to increased sales of larger SHS in markets like Kenya and Nigeria.
  • Global refrigeration units sales grew by 68%, after low sales volumes in the previous two semi-annual rounds of reporting.
  • Solar water pump sales grew 63%, with growth concentrated in Kenya and Nigeria.
  • A drop was seen in the sale of fans when compared to the first half of 2022. However, this is consistent with seasonal sales fluctuations seen each year.
  • Today, 104 million people benefit from improved access to energy through off-grid solar energy kits from GOGLA affiliates and close to 15 million are benefiting from improved access to appliances.
  • In the past decade, 98 million metric tons of CO2e have been avoided through the sale of off-grid solar solutions by affiliate companies, the equivalent of taking 26 coal-fired power plants offline for a year.


Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data

July – December 2022, Public Report

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Download previous sales and impact data reports: H1 2022 | H2 2021 | H1 2021 | H2 2020 | H1 2020 | H2 2019 | H1 2019 | H2 2018 | H1 2018 | H2 2017 | H1 2017 | H2 2016 | H1 2016 | H2 2015.

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Find a comprehensive overview of the methodology applied by GOGLA and partners to collect, process and analyse the sales and impact data shared here.