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PICO Solar Systems for Low Income Communities in Africa

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0. Introduction

2.0. Solar home systems

2.1. Solar lanterns and pico PV services

2.2. Demand

3.0. Market status for pico-scale solar in Sub-Saharan Africa

4.0. Financing models for solar home systems

4.1. Cash Sales

4.2. Credit Sales

4.3. Fee-for-service

4.4. Advantages, Disadvantages and Risks

5.0. Willingness and ability to pay

5.1. Ability to pay

5.2. Link with mobile phone market

5.3. Pay-As-You- Go (PAYG)

6.0. Policies

6.1. Role of governments and donors

6.2. Key market actors: what to do and what not to do

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