480,000 solar home systems were sold in H2 2018 by GOGLA members
Post date: 02/06/2019 - 10:46
Globally, 3.9 million off-grid solar lighting products were sold in the second half of 2018 with an installed stand-alone solar capacity of 32.39 MW worldwide, according to the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association’s (GOGLA) latest »Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report«. Solar home systems continue to see an increase in sales, says the report. 480,000 solar home systems were sold by affiliates, a 77 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017 and a 133 percent increase compared to 2016.
Products sold via pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) recorded a 30 percent increase compared to the first half of 2018, reaching a volume of 950,000. For the first time, the report looks into the sales of off-grid solar appliances, namely TVs, fans, refrigeration units and solar water pumps. In total, sales of 350,000 off-grid solar appliances were reported from July to December 2018, with TVs (160,000) and fans (180,000) being the most widely sold appliances according to the data collected.
The reported sales do not represent the whole global market for off-grid solar appliances and is showing sales and impact of off-grid solar sold by GOGLA members and Lighting Global affiliates.