Enclude and IFC published a market survey report for Lighting Africa that presents individual and household solar lighting consumption in peri-urban and rural villages in Mali. Lighting Africa is a joint IFC and World Bank program to improve access to energy in the Sub-Saharan region by accelerating the development of commercial off-grid lighting markets. In Mali access to electricity is limited, and Lighting Africa seeks to provide access to safe, quality lighting options to households in Mali via solar lanterns. This study determined consumers’ willingness to pay for solar lanterns and proposed methods for wider distribution of solar lanterns in Mali. The report was written in June 2013 by Nienke Stam and Gerrit Ribbink, Triodos Facet BV, the Netherlands and Mahamadou Karamoko Diarra, Mali Folkcenter, Mali.
Download the Analysis of Household and Individual Lighting
Consumption in Mali report or visit the Lighting Africa website for more information.