Product Testing Data

…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….

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…

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…

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…

商业机会

…统需具备 IEC /点亮全球质量标准认证。更多申请信息请浏览项目网站。   融资机会 | 荷兰救援联盟创新基金(The Dutch Relief Innovation Fund)乌干达在地人道救援创新项目招募 报名申请提交截止日期:2020年10月25日 荷兰救援联盟创新基金(The Dutch Relief Innovation Fund,简称 DIF)第 3 支基金(DIF3)针对两大领域:可再生能源、和安全与保障,招募人道救援的创新项目。DIF 3 将为其提供总额200万欧元的项目赠款,用于2021年在乌干达实施的难民应对方面的创新项目。获选项目将由受奖过程遴选产生。 基于过往项目的经验和反馈,DIF 3 将聚焦乌干达的在地人道救援创新。该基金和赠款获选项目将展示当地人道救援的机会和障碍,提供最佳实践和相关部门和项目如何克服该些障碍的经验,支持当地的创新,并为当地人道救援的问题找到潜在的解决方案。更多申请信息请浏览项目网站。   招标机会 | Beyond the Grid Fund…

Fragile and Conflict States

…es targeting the most vulnerable segments of the refugee population in Lebanon, In Afghanistan, home to one of the lowest rates of electricity usage in the world, our team in Kabul supports business development support to the first PAYGo operator entering the local market. Additionally, we promote quality verified solar products through several trade events and consumer awareness campaigns, working toward a sustainable market for high-quality off-…

Bloomberg Philanthropies Invests $5m In Little Sun To Increase Access To Clean Lighting In Africa

…keting solar lanterns as sustainable lighting alternatives for communities not connected to national electricity grids. To provide the greatest number of people with access to the benefits of solar-powered lighting, the Little Sun lamp is designed and priced for affordability at the lowest end of the market, the bottom of the pyramid. “Over the next 20 years, Africa is poised to hold the world’s largest un-electrified population,” said Felix Hallw…

Path to Profitability

…ng launching, refining, or pivoting. P2P is also ideal for investors and donors looking to better understand and assess unit economic performance of prospective or current portfolio companies. BACKGROUND AND RESPONSE The off-grid solar industry has entered a new stage of development that requires substantial investment to progress to the next level. To access this working capital, firm-level profitability can play a critical role in ensuring house…