Financial hurdles in scaling up solar for C&I customers

Aggregating commercial and industrial solar customers will be critical in sub-Saharan Africa for mitigating risk and making possible the financing of a portfolio of projects. To date, the majority of this type of solar project has been commissioned as a stand-alone case, one-by-one. Installations ranging from tens to hundreds of kilowatts will likely continue to make up a significant proportion of the market, but entities such as development finance institutions and specialist funds can play a role in aggregating multiple sites into a portfolio.

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