Market for PicoPV

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The market for PicoPV systems is constantly growing:

PicoPV products in Bolivia
  • More than 100 firms are offering PicoPV products in developing countries today[1] and new products are introduced almost daily[2].
  • Additionally, a fast growth is expected due to the fact, that a decrease of prices for solar components, such as solar panels and LED's is forecasted.
  • With regard to the huge demand for mobile phones in developing countries, almost a solar boom is expected in order to recharge the mobile phones with additional applications. Furthermore, additional applications, such as refrigerators and small TV's will increase attractiveness of PicoPV systems.[2]

Further Information

The following articles give an overview of the recent market and activities for a further market development:

Market Trends in the PicoPV sector and the role of Development Cooperation


  1. iidevelopment. 2010. GTZ Solar Lamps Field Test Uganda.FINAL REPORT.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sun connect. 2010. Rural Electrification with Photovoltaics