Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…product or its advertising. Upgrade Existing Certification to IEC TS 62257-9-8 Assessing a product or family that already meets the Lighting Global Quality Standards to determine if it also meets the requirements of IEC TS 62257-9-8 will require at a minimum some additional testing of any PV modules, review of additional documentation and review of the product packaging and user manual. Pricing for this service will be calculated as follows: the…

VACANCY | Communications Consultant (China)

…elevant excerpts to promote if not fully translated). The upcoming 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report will be released at the Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Nairobi. Work with the Lighting Global (World Bank or IFC) Communications lead on the dissemination plan for this report, which will need a pre-planned strategic communications, outreach and media plan to keep audiences engaged and informed about the sector and our work; Updates of and…

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Mobile Money Catalyzes Clean Energy Uptake among Off-Grid Consumers

…ivity throughout the supply chain, mobile money has led to the birth of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business models that are enabling off-grid consumers take up modern energy solutions, notably solar lighting products, with greater ease. One PAYG provider involved with the study reported a doubling to tripling of sales of solar lighting products sold through PAYG, compared to outright cash sales. “It is an exciting time in the market!” says Peter Alstone…

QA | New Pricing for Quality Verification Services

…every cover letter that accompanies test results. Going forward, this value-added service will be available for an additional fee. These changes in how we price our services do not affect which products or components need to be tested or how. We will continue to work closely with companies to develop test plans that minimize the time and expense of getting products tested and quality verified. Please join us later this month on a webinar where we…

JOBS | Chinese Speaking Marketing & Business Development Intern

…language (required) Fluency in written and spoken English with analytical writing skills in English (required); Prior knowledge on off-grid solar business and industry; Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision; Experience working on different IT systems and an affinity for technology; familiarity with WeChat and related Chinese platforms required; Proven ability to work in an international environment; Graphic and web d…

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…

Public Funding is Needed to Maximize the Impact of Off-Grid Solar- Learn How to Select the Right Instrument(s) for Success

…usehold energy access through OGS, to help close the gap. By leveraging pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) technologies, which have already enabled more than 25million end-users to pay for products over time, governments and companies can help overcome affordability barriers and enable end-users to access higher levels of energy service. Lighting Global’s latest report, Designing Public Funding Mechanisms in the Off-Grid Solar Sector, provides a global overvie…