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…

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

…anized by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Project Team, Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Market Supervision and Shenzhen Technology University was held. The event was part of the “Shenzhen Quality Month” series of activities. Russell Sturm, Global Head of Energy Access at World Bank Group’s IFC and “Father of Lighting Global”, Li Zhong, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group and Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Administration o…

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’s Consumer Awareness Campaign wins 4 awards at the Flame Awards 2016!

…aya Din’ means the day has increased. For more details about the program, visit: www.lightingasia.org The campaign, whose objective was to increase the awareness of quality assured solar lighting products was implemented across 9000 + villages in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during November 2014 – December 2015. The campaign reached more than 2,00,000 people comprising men, women, children and retailers across these villages through mobile v…

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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

…nership between the World Bank Group and 17 partners to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth, through environmentally sustainable energy solutions. Situated within the World Bank, ESMAP influences billions in loans for development projects, leverages public and private financing, and shapes global policy. To find out more, go to www.esmap.org. About Dalberg Advisors Dalberg Advisors is a strategic advisory firm combi…

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

…off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid growth curve, a new World Bank Group and GOGLA report shows. The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report finds that the industry has made tremendous strides in the past decade. Since 2017, revenues from the off-grid solar industry continue to rapidly grow, increasing by 30 percent annually…

Lighting Asia/Bangladesh wins bronze at Flame Awards for Consumer Education Campaign

…SR Campaign of the Year” category at the Flame Awards 2018, “the most prestigious award program that celebrates the best of the best in rural marketing and communication.” The “Surjobati” (Solar Light) campaign was targeted at the rural off-grid population under the banner; “change your light, change your life.” It was designed to illustrate the benefits of transitioning from kerosene-based lighting to a quality verified solar lighting products in…

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

…e than in the same period of 2016. The latest edition in this series of semi-annual sales reports uses data provided by 67 GOGLA members and companies whose products meet Lighting Global quality standards. These companies represent an estimated 30 per cent of the total off-grid solar market, and have sold 34.8 million off-grid solar lighting and energy products since 2010. Koen Peters, Executive Director of GOGLA, says methods for collecting and r…

Greenlight Partners with Angaza to Launch PAYG Consumer Platform

…a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) platform, the Sun King™ Eco Easy Buy, to enable low-income customers purchase its solar lamps in instalments over a period of 10 weeks. Greenlight Planet is using a mobile payments platform developed by Angaza Design to enable customers who cannot purchase solar lights upfront, pay a modest deposit of $2.75 towards the purchase price, and thereafter pay one dollar every week for a period of 10 weeks in order to fully own th…