Sales of off-grid solar systems in Kenya, the largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa, decreased 25 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016, Renewables 2018 Global Status Report indicates.
This followed years of growth from 2009-2016, which saw about nine million households access off-grid electricity connections.
In contrast, the devices market in Democratic Republic of Congo tripled whereas in Uganda it increased by about 21 per cent between 2016 and 2017.
The trend in Kenya mirrored the uptake of the devices in other key markets, including Ethiopia and East Asia.
Full article: Business Daily
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