PRESS RELEASE | 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

…s that the industry has made tremendous strides in the past decade. Since 2017, revenues from the off-grid solar industry continue to rapidly grow, increasing by 30 percent annually. To date, more than 180 million off-grid solar units have been sold worldwide and the sector saw $1.5 billion in investments since 2012. With 840 million people still lacking access to electricity, the growth of the off-grid solar industry is critical to meeting the Su…

As New Report Estimates the Off-Grid Solar Market has Provided Improved Energy Access to 360 Million People Globally, Sector Leaders Gather in Hong Kong to Chart the Future of the Industry

Hong Kong/Utrecht/Washington DC Monday, 22 January 2018—Today marks the start of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo , a three-day event held biennially where 600+ key industry stakeholders are gathering to take stock of progress and discuss future trends in the off-grid solar sector. Organized by GOGLA and the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program, and supported by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and 12…

“You Can See the Future from Here” The World Bank Solar Village

…products, we were able to offer an interactive experience to the roughly 500 World Bank energy professionals from around the globe that came together for our semi-annual “Energy and Extractives Week” learning event. ©ESMAP/ Jonathan Davidar Visitors who remembered our installation from 2017, were struck – as we continuously are – by the rapid leaps in off-grid technology. As return visitor, Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director of Energy & Extractives…

COVID-19 Resources

AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CREATES HEALTH AND ECONOMIC SHOCKS WORLDWIDE, GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MARKETS ARE EXPERIENCING ACUTE CHALLENGES. THE SOLAR OFF-GRID SECTOR AND THE RURAL USERS IT SERVES ARE NO EXCEPTION. BELOW YOU WILL FIND A COLLECTION OF RESOURCES TO PROVIDE POLICY MAKERS AND OFF-GRID SOLAR COMPANIES INSIGHT INTO HOW OTHER INDUSTRIES, DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND CONSULTING AGENCIES ARE ATTEMPTING TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19. OFF-GRID I…