Lusaka, Zambia 12 June 2018 – During the Zambian Off-Grid Investor Forum, RECP team leader Michael Franz presented the Stand-Alone Solar Businesses in Zambia Developer Guide. The Guide is part of a series of ‘how to’ RECP Guides featuring different market segments in Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. The series of Developer Guides has been made possible by the RECP’s donors: the European Commission and the governments of Austria, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Zambia’s experience with stand-alone off-grid solar solutions is nascent but fast emerging. While the country’s history with stand-alone solar home systems dates back to the 1990’s, a new wave of developments has emerged over the past two-to-three years. PAYGO solutions pioneered by domestic companies and an increasing presence of international market leaders are key factors that newcomers should consider when entering the Zambian market. The Stand-Alone Solar Businesses in Zambia Developer Guide seeks to inform entrepreneurs, venture developers, and investors exploring commercial opportunities in Zambia’s burgeoning off-grid solar sector.