CESC webinar: The rapidly emerging off-grid solar market
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a member of LEDS GP.
20 April 2016
9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time | 3:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time
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The Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), in partnership with the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative and Lighting Global, is hosting a no-cost webinar on the rapidly emerging off-grid solar market, with highlights from two recent market studies, Off-grid Solar Market Trends Report 2016 and The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market.
Globally, 1.2 billion people live without access to the grid and spend about $27 billion each year on kerosene, candles, battery-powered torches or other stopgap technologies for lighting and mobile-phone charging. Solar-powered off-grid lighting products and home energy kits offer much better energy service at lower cost and the market for these products is growing rapidly, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Similarly, a complementary market for highly energy efficient off-grid-compatible appliances is quickly emerging, and is expected to be valued at more than $4.7 billion per year by 2020.
Please join off-grid market experts for a discussion on what’s driving the recent 15-fold increase in investments in the off-grid solar sector, where the big markets are, and who stands to win from the market’s projected 34% annual growth rate. The panel of experts will also discuss the implications of the growing energy efficient off-grid compatible appliance market for industry, investors, and consumers, and the challenges that the off-grid appliance market must overcome to reach its potential.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.