Article: How Off-Grid Solar Access Impacts Literacy

By Anna Wells, GOGLA Senior Communications Adviser Next month, the United Nations’ International Literacy Day will focus on ‘literacy in a digital world’. Without a doubt, digital technologies are changing the way people live, learn and work around the world. It’s more than likely that you’re reading this on a smart phone or laptop; technologies we rely on in our daily lives without so much as a second thought. How many of the 758 million adults…

Minor Updates to the Quality Standards

The Lighting Global Quality Assurance team has made some additional updates to the Quality Standards for Pico-PV and the Quality Standards for SHS Kits. These updates do not represent a change in Lighting Global practices, but are only meant to clarify and officially document existing practices. The revised version of the Standards are available here and the updates are described below. 1. Clarify the performance reporting requirements. 2. Includ…

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all adversely impacted by energy poverty and its limitations on a community. Energy poverty make…

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点亮全球项目简介 | 产品 |申请产品质量检测 | 质量标准 | 服务项目 | 产品检测 | 商业发展服务 | 新闻和活动 关于点亮全球项目 目前,全世界有12亿人未接入电网,与现代能源服务脱离。其中,近半数居住在撒哈拉以南非洲地区。这些人依靠煤油、蜡烛、传统电池供电的手电筒或其它以化石燃料为能源的技术照明或给手机充电,每年的花费总计约270亿美元。这些传统的能源不仅昂贵,危害人体健康,而且具有危险性,会造成污染。全球最贫穷人口的生活也因此被局限于能源贫困,能源贫困又进而制约经济发展,阻碍人们获得教育、生计发展、卫生等服务以及通讯、供水和交通等其它基本服务。 点亮全球项目是世界银行集团(the World Bank Group)设立的一个平台,其宗旨是支持国际离网太阳能市场可持续发展,使其成为向尚未接入电网的12亿人口增加能源供应的一条途径。借助该项目,国际金融公司(International Finance Corporation)和世界银行(World Bank)与全球离网照明协会(…

申请产品认证

超过50家公司的产品已经过点亮全球的质量检验,如果您是离网太阳能系统的制造商,现在就加入他们的行列。申请产品质量检测的原因有很多种,以下列出主要的几项好处: 向投资者展示你的公司对产品质量的重视。很多离网太阳能行业的投资机构将产品质量验证作为投资尽职调查的一部分。 帮助产品进入埃塞俄比亚,肯尼亚,卢旺达,坦桑尼亚市场。在这些地方,点亮全球质量验证和实验室检测报告可以用来证明产品符合该国国家标准。除了上述四个国家之外,越来越多的政府开始采用离网太阳能设备的质量标准。 吸引商业买家的关注。如今,许多分销商,小型微金融机构,和世界上的各类公司都希望采购质量验证的产品以销售给他们的客户。 使得您的产品有资格参与大宗购买项目,像是基于绩效的融资(Results-Based Financing), 营运资本融资,并能够参与其它由世界银行,Energising Development (EnDev),联合国难民署(UNHCR),和荷兰发展组织(SNV)资助的项目。 您的产品将被列名于点亮全球官网的产品…