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…y Jan 2019 Shanghai Roy Solar Co., Ltd. Solar Lighting Kit Results expired Nov 2014 Sinoware Technology Co., Ltd. Solar Lamp Results expired Jan 2019 Sinoware Technology Co., Ltd. SunAce Status revoked due to a court judgement for an intellectual property violation Oct 2017 Skypower Home Skypower Solar Kit Radio 1-5W Results expired Feb 2019 Skypower Home Skypower Solar Kit Radio 2-10W Results expired Feb 2019 Smarter Grid International Smarter Ca…

Reuters | Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

…20 to 50 Kenyan shillings ($0.19-0.46). “There is no money out there. I do not know what I could be using to buy kerosene if I had not installed this solar unit.” With extreme weather and the economic impact of COVID-19 plunging many Kenyans into darkness, alternative energy sources are increasingly important – even for families connected to the grid, said Pamela Mukami Njeru, a community health volunteer in the central Mt. Kenya region. One in fo…

Niwa Releases New Product with Mobile Phone Charging

…ver 3 hours on its highest brightness setting, and on its lowest setting, it can run for 16 hours. All three of Niwa’s portable solar products, the Niwa Multi 300 XL, the Niwa Uno 50, and now the Niwa Multi 100 Plus, have passed the Lighting Global Quality Standards for modern off-grid lighting products….

BLOG: Public Funding for Off-Grid Solar

…es are needed to ensure people know who is eligible for support and who is not, so that such schemes do not negatively affect consumer behaviour. Lighting Global recommends that governments first put in place an enabling environment, through building consumer awareness, developing quality standards, and producing market intelligence to monitor trends. A mix of supply side mechanisms can then be deployed to help companies extend their reach. Once t…

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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(…

Greenlight Partners with Angaza to Launch PAYG Consumer Platform

…lanet has launched a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) platform, the Sun King™ Eco Easy Buy, to enable low-income customers purchase its solar lamps in instalments over a period of 10 weeks. Greenlight Planet is using a mobile payments platform developed by Angaza Design to enable customers who cannot purchase solar lights upfront, pay a modest deposit of $2.75 towards the purchase price, and thereafter pay one dollar every week for a period of 10 weeks in ord…

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

…e emergence of cheap batteries. Will this type of solar product become the norm in rural off-grid areas? The innovators One of the rapidly growing startups tackling this market is M-Kopa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The company was founded nearly five years ago by Jesse Moore and Nick Hughes, who was one of the original creators of mobile payment system M-Pesa. If you haven’t heard of it, M-Pesa is one of the world’s most successful mobile payment se…

An Emerging Market for Off-Grid Solar’s Newest Frontier: PULSE

…pacts of climate change, fuel price variations, and fluctuations in market prices for agricultural produce. Stimulate growth in the real economy: By increasing agricultural productivity, PULSE products stimulate socio-economic development. UNEP estimates that, for every 10% increase in farm yield, there has been an estimated 7% reduction in poverty in Africa and more than 5% in Asia. The Market for PULSE The potential sub-Saharan African market fo…

An Emerging Market for Off-Grid Solar’s Newest Frontier: PULSE

…pacts of climate change, fuel price variations, and fluctuations in market prices for agricultural produce. Stimulate growth in the real economy: By increasing agricultural productivity, PULSE products stimulate socio-economic development. UNEP estimates that, for every 10% increase in farm yield, there has been an estimated 7% reduction in poverty in Africa and more than 5% in Asia. The Market for PULSE The potential sub-Saharan African market fo…

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

…grid solar lighting and electrification sector. Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 100 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 im…