The Symposium on the Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology for Off-grid Solar Products Was Successfully Held

…sium and delivered speeches, while Chen Zeyong, Vice President of Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection, hosted the symposium. The symposium attracted more than 20,000 online participants from relevant enterprises and social organizations. In a congratulatory letter to the Fourth China Quality Conference, His Excellency Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Chinese President, said,…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…role in further promoting the use of IEC off-grid quality standards in China and align manufacturers with the regulatory requirements in a growing number of countries in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia,” said Itotia Njagi, head of IFC’s Lighting Global program. “These standards will help Chinese manufacturers produce products that meet international standards and by extension accelerate the growth of off-grid markets that are yearning for energy solut…

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

…y’s launch of the IFC-commissioned Lighting PNG Off-Grid Lighting Market Analysis on needs and opportunities in PNG’s off-grid lighting market shows the country is poised for strong growth in solar devices, which is being driven by widespread need, high prices of other available power sources such as kerosene, and often difficult-to-access power supplies. IFC will further support high-quality off-grid lighting companies in PNG by providing busines…

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PRESS RELEASE | 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

…y Sector Management Assistant Program (ESMAP). The Report is an in-depth analysis of current market dynamics and projections for the coming five years, as well as a blueprint for how actors in this market can compete in a swiftly evolving industry ecosystem. The fifth in a series of biennial flagship publications for the global off-grid solar sector, the report set the tone for Nairobi meeting by highlighting key industry trends, advances in techn…

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

By Kagondu Njagi This story originally appeared on the Thomson Reuters Foundation site. When Lucyline Wanja Silas installed a 12-volt solar power unit at her home to help her children study at night, little did she know it would become essential to her and her neighbours in Gakunga village, central Kenya, during the coronavirus pandemic. Wanja, a 48-year-old farm worker, said she had not made any money since the country’s lockdown started in Marc…

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…lion people will remain without access in 2030, 85 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of those living without modern energy services rely on kerosene, candles, battery torches, or other fossil fuel-powered technologies for lighting. These traditional solutions are expensive, harmful to health, hazardous and polluting. They resign the poorest people on the planet to a life of energy poverty, which constrains economic development an…

As New Report Estimates the Off-Grid Solar Market has Provided Improved Energy Access to 360 Million People Globally, Sector Leaders Gather in Hong Kong to Chart the Future of the Industry

…te picture of performance and uses machine-learning to enable predictive analytics. Pulse uses product monitoring to predict failure and allow operational teams to proactively support customers, automatically schedule tasks, and understand what type of customer is most likely to default. Pulse enables data-driven decisions on how best to maximize available resources. The convening also sees the launch of the sector’s biennial flagship publication,…

Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…een made to the family that could impact the Wh/day values. Benchmarking Analysis This fee covers the cost of performing a benchmarking analysis of a product’s performance when compared to other products tested by the VeraSol program within the last year. Benchmarking plots and analysis is included in the cover letter sent when product testing is complete. Research Requests This fee covers requests for research and documentation based on data coll…

Lighting Asia/India’s Consumer Awareness Campaign wins 4 awards at the Flame Awards 2016!

Lighting Asia/India’s “SuryodayTM” Campaign has won four awards at the Flame Awards 2016 instituted by the Rural Marketing Association of India. These are the only awards constituted with focus on rural markets in the country (https://flameawards.com/). The awards won are: Gold for the “Best film of the year” – Suraj ki Gullak Gold for “Best Channel Development and Trade Activation of the year” Silver for the “Radio Campaign of the Year” – Suryod…