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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Tanzania


Overseas Development Institute


1 January 2016

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched by the Department for International Development. The authors conclude, “Tanzania’s explosive off-grid energy success has laid strong foundations for the sector. It has also led to the problem of low quality and fake goods proliferating in the market. More work on both the supply and demand side, such as closer monitoring of pre-verified goods entering the market and welldesigned education campaigns, could help address this. Additionally, more finance for high quality product and service providers could both accelerate the growth of the market and enable higher quality players to regain market share from those selling poor quality.”