Recovery of off-grid solar market needs more government support

The solar lighting products market appears to be recovering from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, with some segments of the off-grid solar market back on an overall upward trajectory.


Data from the second half of 2021 (July to December) shows that GOGLA affiliates sold almost four million solar lighting products.


The recovery is uneven though, with disparities between markets and products quite pronounced. For example, key appliances sales actually decreased 20% versus the first half of the year, strongly driven by a drop in fan sales.