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Productive Use Leveraging Solar Energy (PULSE) applications can provide livelihoods for off-grid households and micro-enterprises across the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and public sectors with a whole range of applications (e.g. solar irrigation, milling, and refrigeration, etc.). The upcoming report, “Market Research on Productive Use Leveraging Solar Energy (PULSE)” provides an overview of the market for PULSE micro-applications, which can be powered by standalone solar systems of one kilowatt or less.
The potential sub-Saharan African market for PULSE is large and growing. The report estimates the total current “addressable” market in sub-Saharan Africa for three key PULSE appliances – irrigation pumps, cooling & refrigeration, and agro-processing. Considering only farmers that could – with basic access to credit – afford these appliances, the current “serviceable” market is USD 734 million.
In this webinar, Dalberg will present key findings from the upcoming Market Research on Productive Use Leveraging Solar Energy (PULSE) report, and from the New 2019 Efficiency for Access State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market Report. Experts will discuss the latest trends for off-grid TVs, fans, refrigerators, solar water pumps, and other productive use equipment.
The webinar will also include an in-depth discussion with representatives from the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global, Efficiency for Access, GOGLA, and Power for All. Panelists will share insights from their related research and experiences, such as lighting and appliance data collection and what the growing off-grid market means for jobs and domestic value creation in emerging economies. The event will conclude with an audience question and answer session.
Did you know that PULSE could improve food security? 26% of the sub-Saharan African (SSA) population, aged 15 or older suffers from food insecurity. PULSE solutions can help meet the growing demand for food through increased productivity and reductions in post-harvest losses.
Did you know PULSE could increase farm productivity? Most land in SSA is tilled, ploughed, and weeded by human hands (65%) or animal power (25%). The use of machines could increase yields substantially by increasing efficiency up to five-fold or more.
To find out more, join the webinar!