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…ults expired Jan 2020 Bright Products Sun Turtle Results expired May 2020 CAA Communications and Accessories Int GmbH Solar Lantern Results expired Mar 2019 d.light D20 / D20-G Results expired Oct 2018 d.light D34 Results expired. Replaced by D31 Apr 2019 d.light S20 Results expired Jul 2018 d.light S300B Results expired Jul 2018 d.light Kiran Results expired. Replaced by S10 Aug 2012 d.light Nova Results expired. Replaced by S250 May 2012 d.light…

The Future of Lighting Global

…ctor, World Bank expands program with ESMAP A Letter from Russell Sturm & Dana Rysankova Colleagues, For more than a decade, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program has been at the forefront of the drive to expand access to modern solar energy services for people living without reliable grid electricity. Through Lighting Global, IFC and the World Bank have partnered to accelerate the development of the off-grid solar market, now reaching ne…

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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…

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT | Solar Run Helps Consumers Access Energy with PAYGo Enabled Solutions

…m for remote areas supported by the World Bank and the government of New Zealand, Solar Run worked with their local partner to provide Apollo – a large solar home system that provides households with both lighting and entertainment needs. “With the subsidy provided by VREP, the customers were able to enjoy electricity with high-quality products for the entire household at a low cost,” Solar Run’s distributor Rannie Pantay said. Built on an open AP…

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

…more than 20 counties lost electricity for about 10 hours. Bernard Ngugi, managing director of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, told reporters in June that the blackouts were the result of work being done by the company to replace damaged power lines or to upgrade the network to connect new customers. SLOW START Wanja had hoped to be one of them. She applied for an electricity connection in 2016, but local officials said her application was t…

PRESS RELEASE | New Reporting Standards Could Energize the Off-Grid Solar Industry

…industry emerged roughly a decade ago as off-grid solar companies in Africa and Asia looked for ways to make home solar systems more accessible to households that could not afford to buy them upfront. With PAYGo, customers acquire a home solar system for a low upfront cost and pay it off over time by digitally prepaying for usage — similar to the way mobile phone users prepay for airtime. There is no collateral and no fixed payment schedule. When…

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all adversely impacted by energy poverty and its limitations on a community. Energy poverty make…

JOBS | Chinese Speaking Marketing & Business Development Intern

…levant to Lighting Global. Assist the LG program in undertaking high level analysis from the data/insights gathered in China and presenting this in excel or power point presentations Reading and summarizing assigned impact evaluation articles, working papers or reports (in Mandarin and English); Attend seminars and other events and write dissemination notes; Conducting literature searches, creating annotated bibliographies, etc.; Research relevant…

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…

Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…ional component to the original product. Information about PAYG testing is available in the Quality Assurance for Pay As You Go (PAYG) Energy Systems Policy on the VeraSol website. Additional Fees per New Product Family This fee applies when a new product family is created. The fee covers the cost of calculating the Daily Energy Service in Wh/day for up to three kits in the family. Additional fees are charged per additional Daily Energy Service Ca…