BLOG | How a New Set of Metrics Is Poised to Transform PAYGo Solar

…he framework brings us one step closer to making these KPIs the industry standard and enabling the industry as a whole to help solve development challenges at greater scale. The work of bringing PAYGo ever more into the investing mainstream continues. Even as we launch these KPIs, the PERFORM partners are moving forward with additional work, including (1) a soon-to-be-released Technical Guide for the KPIs, (2) an Accounting Guide to review differi…

Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo)

…eria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This Index is intended to help PAYGo companies, investors, development partners and other stakeholders to assess the opportunities to expand into other markets. The friendly user interface allows for adjustments to the weighting of the different variables, enabling the user to consider different aspects that may affect the underlying business mode…

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

…gh this symposium to accurately connect school education and enterprise demand, and to promote the building of talents in the field of off-grid solar energy in China. According to Russell Sturm, the establishment of Lighting Global Quality Assurance has regularized the international off-grid solar product market and protected the rights and interests of consumers and enterprises. The adoption of the Lighting Global Quality Standards as internation…

Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…ricing for this service will be calculated as follows: the “Base Fee for Renewal and Retesting” + any of the applicable “Additional Fees” for all products and components included in the kit or family (the Additional fees are charged even if these products or components are not undergoing testing). These fees will be charged in addition to any sampling fees for the PV module(s) or other components that require lab testing. Penalties This fee covers…

Fragile and Conflict States

…bal Quality Assurance framework uses internationally accepted test methods and quality standards. The Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement calls for the development of tighter relationships between aid organizations and technical specialists like Lighting Global. The Plan of Action also advocates for improved consumer protection, which can be achieved by referencing the Lighting Global Quality Assura…

Path to Profitability

…oting. P2P is also ideal for investors and donors looking to better understand and assess unit economic performance of prospective or current portfolio companies. BACKGROUND AND RESPONSE The off-grid solar industry has entered a new stage of development that requires substantial investment to progress to the next level. To access this working capital, firm-level profitability can play a critical role in ensuring household connections and number of…

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

…er the past decade, allowing governments and end consumers alike to understand and trust this transformative new model for energy access”. According to the Lighting Global Market Trends Report, the potential market for off-grid products remains strong. In the past ten years, the industry has become a USD 1,75 billion annual market serving 420 million people. And between 2017 and 2019, revenues grew 30 percent annually. “The quality standards in IE…

The Future of Lighting Global

…ancial institutions to provide needed local currency debt into the sector, and to pilot and help scale new financial instruments that will crowd in mainstream investors to a capital hungry sector. The IFC-CGAP-GOGLA collaboration on PAYGO PERFORM will continue as the foundation underpinning this work. IFC’s programs have always had a finite life, and over the coming months, we will use the IFC program impact evaluation process to inform future pro…

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

…, Get.Invest and GOGLA will profile investment into the OGS sector in 2019 and 2020 to 31 August, and investor perspectives on the industry. Report Launch 6th October 2020; Webinar 4pm CEST, 13th October, 2020 The Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a collaboration between IFC Lighting Global, the Efficiency for Access Coalition, Berenschot and GOGLA, will provide more detailed insights on the sales and impact of the off-grid solar industry from…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…s’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea (IMELS), and the IKEA Foundation. For more information, please visit www.lightingglobal.org.   About Shenzhen Technology University With approval of the Ministry of Education, Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) was established by Guangdong provincial and Shenzhen municipal governments on 30, November, 2018, aiming to build a leading applied science universit…