Its cheapest option costs Rs. 9,000 and has a two-year warranty. It is a 50W off-grid solar system for mobile charging and lighting in villages. It offers a 50 Watt solar panel, a solar battery, solar charge controller, a DC led batten, and connecting wires for plug and play.
This report mentions that SHS products are segmented into:
Basic solar home systems, which provide less than 10 Watt and cost about $20-$100. Some examples are Powapack junior matrix, In-diya basic, and Solo electric basic plug and play.
Standard solar home systems, which provide between 10-150 W and cost between $100-$600. Some examples are Solo electric advanced, Venus solar home lighting systems.
Advanced solar home systems, which provide more than 150 W and cost over $500. Some examples are Gautam SS–3012, Solelectric AC.
The majority of SHS players in India do a combination of assembly and distribution. The SHS value chain consists of four major players: manufacturers, assemblers, distributors, and retailers.
The report says that "component manufacturing requires production facility and specialist knowledge, while retail requires deep rural networks and logistics capabilities. As a result, over 80% of SHS enterprises buy components from manufacturers, assemble them based on in-house designs, and then distribute systems to channel partners who can sell them to the final customer."
Summary of Findings
During this hour of research, we focused on finding pricing strategies and distribution models for solar home systems (SHS).
We were able to find an example of a startup that provides SHS and how it prices and distributes its products. Other companies were not as transparent.
We were also able to find a report on the segment as a whole in India which provides insight on the products offered and how the distribution occurs.
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