BLOG | Kerosene for home lighting: A key Indicator to prioritize Districts for Clean Energy Initiatives in India

…eholds in India (https://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/hlo/Houselisting-housing-PCA.html). This data can help manufacturers and other clean energy stakeholders to plan sales, awareness campaigns, promotions, and marketing and scale up strategies using limited available resources. The data can help them decide which states/regions to prioritize. India is a large country, prioritizing geographies before rolling out operations can help optimize u…

BLOG | Championing the Cause for Quality in Off-Grid Solar Products

…on that they need. The Lighting Global program operates an independent, non-commercial global quality assurance (QA henceforth) framework for modern off-grid energy and lighting products. It is the World Bank Group’s platform supporting sustainable growth of the international off-grid lighting market as a means of increasing energy access to people not connected to grid electricity. Through Lighting Global, IFC and the World Bank work with the Glo…

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

…ods by studying or setting up small enterprises.” Today’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 o…

Award-Winning Consumer Awareness Campaign for Quality-Assured Solar Lighting in Rural India Enters Second Phase

…to spur demand for quality-verified solar lighting products. Lighting Asia/India program is partnering with manufacturing companies (Barefoot Power, d.light Energy, ECCO Electronics, Greenlight Planet, Omnivoltaic, Orb Energy and SUNLITE) and product distribution companies (Frontier Markets, Dharma Life, Mahindra EPC and TOTAL Oil India Pvt Ltd) in this campaign. “Despite the huge population living without adequate electricity access in India, the…

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

…for various enterprises and companies. For more information, please visit: www.smq.com.cn.   离网太阳能产品质量保证体系与检测技术研讨会顺利召开     中国,深圳 – 9月16日,正值中国质量大会召开之际,世界银行集团“点亮全球”项目组、深圳市市场监督管理局、深圳技术大学联合举办的“离网太阳能产品质量保证体系与检测技术研讨会”顺利召开。该活动是“深圳质量月”系列活动之一。世界银行集团国际金融公司能源普及首席官、“点亮全球之父” Russell Sturm,深圳市市场监督管理局党组书记、局长李忠,深圳技术大学校长阮双琛参与会议并发表致辞,深圳市计量质量检测研究院副院长陈泽勇主持会议。会议吸引了两万余名相关企业及社会团体代表线上参与。 总书记在致中国质量(杭州)大会的贺信中提到:“质量是人类生产生活的重要保障。中国愿同世界各国一道,加强质量国际合作,共同促进质量变革创新、推进质量基础设施互联互通,为推…

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…

Lighting Asia/India Launches Partnerships to Boost Quality Solar Lighting Products in Rural India

…cess to affordable and quality solar energy based lighting solutions to low-income households in Rajasthan, India, also signed an agreement with the Lighting Asia/India Program to build the capacity of Frontier Markets’ women entrepreneur network (Solar Sahelis) to boost distribution of quality-assured lighting products. The partnership also builds capacity for the company’s market strategy for scaling up their business. Lighting Asia/India is an…

EVENT | India Distributed Energy Forum

…institutions, development partners, and industry practitioners. REGISTER NOW Join the conversation about the future of the market: How will quality off-grid solar products and appliances boost market growth? What’s the future of investments in distributed solar in India? What can the Indian sector learn from the African market on last-mile innovation? Take a look at the full agenda to learn more about each session of the two-day conference. Don’t…

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