Barriers and Policy Solutions for Off-Grid Energy Development
The falling costs of solar technology and development of new and more cost-effective battery technologies have made off-grid solutions the preferred least cost technology for electrification in many rural settings. Yet, the sector faces numerous challenges that hinder its ability to realize its maximum potential.
In light of this, the project explores obstacles and prospects surrounding off-grid sector advancements in four Eastern African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The study employs a survey involving close to 200 entities, predominantly from the private sector, to gain insights into their viewpoints regarding constraints hindering sectoral growth, future possibilities, and the necessity for conducive policies.