COVID-19 Resources

…lion) Op-Ed, Riccardo Puliti: Energy access takes center stage in fighting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and powering recovery in Africa Lighting Global Webinar: Mitigating the threat of COVID-19 in the Solar PAYGo Industry | Watch the Recording | Download Slides GOGLA COVID-19 Resource Center GOGLA Webinar: Coordinating an industry response for the off-grid solar sector | Watch the Recording | Download the Slides GOGLA Guidance to members during the COV…

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

…ries. Like almost all industries, however, the OGS sector has also been badly hit by COVID-19. The first half of 2020 saw sales of off-grid solar lighting products fall to 3 million compared to 4.1 million in the first half of 2019[1]. Sales of most off-grid solar appliance types also saw decreases. The market also saw a drop in equity financing and the continued concentration of funds into a small number of players. Yet despite this, total invest…

COVID-19 Energy Access Relief Fund Update

…sole Fund Manager of the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF). They are currently working with key investors to clarify the process and eligibility criteria. Companies that are interested in applying for funding, are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before Tuesday, 17 November, COB EST. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. If you have already submitted an EOI, your information is in review. To learn more,…

70 Million People Gained Energy via Off-Grid Solar Despite COVID – New Report Shows

…y and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABOUT EFFICIENCY FOR ACCESS Efficiency for Access is a global coalition promoting energy efficiency as a potent catalyst in clean energy access efforts. Since its founding in 2015, Efficiency for Access has grown from a year-long call to action and collaborative effort by Global LEAP and Sustainable Energy for All to a coalition of 20 donor organizations….

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…r university degree or above education.For more information, please visit: www.sztu.edu.cn.   About Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection (SMQ) was founded in 1985 by Shenzhen municipal government authorized by the State Administration for Market Regulation. Serving as an legal metrological verification and product quality inspection institute, we at SMQ provides technical services co…

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

…igh of nearly $25 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Stay Connected www.ifc.org/eastasia www.ifc.org/laohydro www.twitter.com/IFC_EAP www.facebook.com/IFCindonesia www.facebook.com/IFCwbg www.youtube.com/IFCvideocasts www.ifc.org/SocialMediaIndex…

BLOG | Kerosene for home lighting: A key Indicator to prioritize Districts for Clean Energy Initiatives in India

…e as a primary source for lighting. Together, these account for approximately half of all districts in the state (table 1). Data for Bihar shows that over 90 percent of households in 19 districts and over 80 percent in 14 districts use kerosene for lighting; together this accounts for 95 percent of all districts in the state (table 2). In Rajasthan, Banswara district recorded highest percentage of households using kerosene for lighting at 68.6 per…

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

…ed a key role in developing an off-grid energy market that is second globally only to India. The country has gone a step further by recognizing solar-home-kit providers as essential services providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A number of governments in Nigeria also took the proactive step of recognizing providers of these kits as businesses providing essential services. Business people need to ensure that they produce or market only those pro…

WEBINAR | Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on PAYGo Industry

…rovided tools and recommendations for how your PAYGo business can immediately apply these lessons learned. Daniel Waldron, Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, provided additional insights on credit risk management for the off-grid solar sector. The discussion focuses on anticipating stresses on your business, and the actions you can take to mitigate risks to the lifeblood that is liquidity. To see our full list of COVID-19 Resources, click here….