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

…mber, 2018, aiming to build a leading applied science university with world-class, high-level and exemplary features. Drawing on valuable experiences from the world-class applied science universities such as German and Swiss peers, we at SZTU embrace the educational philosophy of “Artisan Spirit and Humanity” focusing on cultivating high-quality talents such as excellent engineers and designers with international perspectives, expertise and innova…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…ith power ratings less than or equal to 350 Watts is released. IEC/TS 62257-9-8:2020 is the second IEC document for renewable energy products to be released in Chinese language (with IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018 being the first in October 2019). “The publication of Chinese editions of the international standards will play a positive role in further promoting the use of IEC off-grid quality standards in China and align manufacturers with the regulatory re…

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

…ices 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 business to business connections as well as launching a consumer education campaign to increase awareness about the importance of off-grid lighting to families living in rural and remote locations. “PNG is a market with immense promise for solar-powered products,…

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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…

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

…2012, GOGLA now represents over 170 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunit…

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…f providing valid results for Lighting Global according to the IEC/TS 62257-9-5. The laboratories listed below are approved to conduct tests for Lighting Global. Based on training, capacity, and accreditation status, the laboratories may be approved to conduct one or more types of testing according to test methods in IEC/TS 62257-9-5. Test Laboratory Approved Test Types* ISO 17025 Accreditation for IEC/TS 62257-9-5 Schatz Energy Research Center Ar…

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

…growth of over 85% annually since 2014. This has been driven largely by pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) sales. PAYGO financing is bringing solar products within reach of more consumers than ever, and has the potential to revolutionize consumer financing in emerging markets across a much wider spectrum of products. “The numbers in the report reflect a dynamic young industry that is altering the economic landscape of developing countries while delivering unpr…

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

…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, 43 percent brighter. This enhances security while also providing students with the opportunity to study at night, or for workers…