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…

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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…

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…

Off-Grid Solar Market Returns to Robust Growth, According to Latest Sector Report

…ate sector growth in emerging economies. “Innovation and investment are catalyzing a revolution in energy access.” said Sturm. “Recent findings suggest that the market will grow by around 25 percent year-on-year, providing improved energy access to 740 million people by 2022. That’s a very powerful prospect.” The quality of off-grid products has also improved. The report shows that since the start of 2016, products sold have become, in aggregate,…

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

…ape, finance, the enabling environment, and impact. It provides in-depth analysis on current market dynamics, projections for the coming five years, and a blueprint for how actors in this market can compete in a swiftly evolving industry ecosystem. The report will be officially launched at the 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo this week in Hong Kong. Held for the first time in East Asia, the event will convene over 500 industry stakeholder…