With a strong local manufacturing and large population, India has a large and growing off-grid appliance market. However, insufficient data on the types and performance of appliances available in the retail market poses a challenge for policy-makers, manufacturers, distributors, and other market actors to make substantiated decisions. Lack of sufficient information could be a barrier to market penetration for high-quality appliances and productive use equipment.
In an effort to fill these information gaps, Efficiency for Access conducted a market scoping survey on off-grid appliances sold in retail markets. Retail shop owners, off-grid solar product distributors, and appliance consumers were interviewed to better understand the local perspective of the off-grid appliances available in local retail markets. The data and market insights presented in this report are aimed to help current sector stakeholders and those interested in engaging India solar appliance market.
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