IFC Launches South-to-South Solar Power Project to Light Up Papua New Guinea

…ices of other available power sources such as kerosene, and often difficult-to-access power supplies. IFC will further support high-quality off-grid lighting companies in PNG by providing business to business connections as well as launching a consumer education campaign to increase awareness about the importance of off-grid lighting to families living in rural and remote locations. “PNG is a market with immense promise for solar-powered products,…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…ith power ratings less than or equal to 350 Watts is released. IEC/TS 62257-9-8:2020 is the second IEC document for renewable energy products to be released in Chinese language (with IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018 being the first in October 2019). “The publication of Chinese editions of the international standards will play a positive role in further promoting the use of IEC off-grid quality standards in China and align manufacturers with the regulatory re…

The Symposium on the Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology for Off-grid Solar Products Was Successfully Held

…erification and calibration, products testing, products certification, supply-chain quality assurance testing, technical consultation and training for various enterprises and companies. For more information, please visit: www.smq.com.cn.   离网太阳能产品质量保证体系与检测技术研讨会顺利召开     中国,深圳 – 9月16日,正值中国质量大会召开之际,世界银行集团“点亮全球”项目组、深圳市市场监督管理局、深圳技术大学联合举办的“离网太阳能产品质量保证体系与检测技术研讨会”顺利召开。该活动是“深圳质量月”系列活动之一。世界银行集团国际金融公司能源普及首席官、“点亮全球之父” Russell Sturm,深圳市市场监督管理局党组书记、局长李忠,深圳技术大学校…

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

…2012, GOGLA now represents over 170 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunit…

Latest Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Reveals USD 922 Million Has Been Raised Since 2012, While an Estimated 130 million Products Have Been Sold to Date, Reaching 360 Million People with Life-Changing Technology

…growth of over 85% annually since 2014. This has been driven largely by pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) sales. PAYGO financing is bringing solar products within reach of more consumers than ever, and has the potential to revolutionize consumer financing in emerging markets across a much wider spectrum of products. “The numbers in the report reflect a dynamic young industry that is altering the economic landscape of developing countries while delivering unpr…

Off-Grid Solar Market Returns to Robust Growth, According to Latest Sector Report

…Recent findings suggest that the market will grow by around 25 percent year-on-year, providing improved energy access to 740 million people by 2022. That’s a very powerful prospect.” The quality of off-grid products has also improved. The report shows that since the start of 2016, products sold have become, in aggregate, 43 percent brighter. This enhances security while also providing students with the opportunity to study at night, or for workers…

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

…e-changing solar products have been sold since 2010, as reported in the newly-released 2018 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report—produced by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA. In this time, the sector is estimated to have reached as many as 360 million people across the developing world, around 17% of the global potential market. It has generated USD 3.9 billion in cumulative revenue over the last eight year…

QA | IEC Adopts Standards for Standalone Solar Energy Kits

…2 voted unanimously to approve publication of Technical Specification 62257-9-8, which contains quality standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits with PV modules rated up to 350 watts. These standards are an updated version of the Lighting Global Quality Standards, developed by the World Bank Group and used widely around the world. Together with the corresponding test methods (IEC/TS 62257-9-5), these quality standards form the…