Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar: The market for solar household solutions

This paper describes how the household solar market in sub-Saharan Africa has grown to date, its current status and possible future trends. The paper, one of three background papers prepared for the Energy Africa campaign launched in October 2015, seeks to understand how universal access to electricity in the region could be achieved through solar household systems. Universal access in this context means every person having access to at least one basic, entry-level solar light.