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Path to Profitability

…g blocks for sustained profitability. While profitability through economies-of-scale holds true in some business models, it may not for others, and can very well undermine the performance of the entire organization. In response to this growing concern, Lighting Global presents a different kind of approach to address the profitability challenge facing off-grid solar businesses, for both retail models and Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo). This new effort inclu…

PAYG Insight Series: Sales Agent Network Management

…warding for customer acquisition and customer retention. For example, front-ending an agent’s compensation may encourage the agent to sell a product but not to monitor repayment, a critical activity that many PAYG companies assign to agents. One way that firms are trying to address this imbalance is by allocating a percentage of customer repayments towards their agents’ compensation – with long-term agent engagement still rather low, this strategy…

Request for Expression of Interest to identify organizations to run an Off-Grid Energy Products Certification Body

…organizations interested in playing a leading role to build and run an Off-Grid Energy Products Certification Body. Respondents are strongly encouraged to also review two supporting documents that provide useful background information and analysis: Lighting Global Quality Assurance Roadmap: This document provides an overview of the existing Lighting Global Quality Assurance program, a summary of key challenges identified, and measures that have b…

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

…port from the World Bank (US$350 million) and AfDB (US$200). NEP is a first-of-its-kind project in Nigeria to deploy off-grid energy systems to address the energy deficit in the country. Such an ambitious project not only affirms the viability of distributed energy as a strong option for mass electrification but also provides tangible wins for all stakeholders in the sector, including consumers whose energy challenges are now being tackled. It als…

Quality Assurance Update: Management Transition

…oratories with the capacity to test off-grid solar products to IEC TS 62257-9-5, including four labs that can conduct Quality Test Method (QTM) and Renewal tests. Information about the labs in our network is available on the Lighting Global website. We expect further expansion in 2018. Expanding the test lab network is part of our commitment to continuous improvement to better serve the market. Please stay tuned for news of additional improvements…

We are hiring program managers (Pakistan / Afghanistan and Myanmar/Papua New Guinea)

…igning the specific services provided by the program to managing its implementation with clients at the company, sector and policy levels according to the approved Implementation Plan as well as all monitoring and reporting requirements for the program. For Lighting PNG, the focus will be to manage the implementation of the existing program with a potential of supporting and designing the strategy of a PAYGO (Pay as you go) interventions. For more…

“You Can See the Future from Here” The World Bank Solar Village

…Extractives at the World Bank noted while touring our solar village with then-interim President of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva; “it’s amazing, you can see the future from here.” Our Work We are proud to be rapidly converting this image – of a future powered by clean, affordable, and reliable off-grid energy – into current reality. As a result of our support to the off-grid sector, 47.4 million people are now meeting their basic energy nee…

PRESS RELEASE | New Reporting Standards Could Energize the Off-Grid Solar Industry

…g and Measurement (PAYGo PERFORM) financial reporting framework for the pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar industry. Developed through an industry-led process involving roughly 600 stakeholders, the framework represents a significant step toward helping this promising young industry improve performance, present an accessible profile to investors, and attract the capital it needs to lift millions of people out of energy poverty. The PAYGo PERFORM framewor…