Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…nding fee (per product) covers the evaluation of consumer-facing materials for the co-branded product, as well as the generation of a Standardized Specification Sheet and VeraSol Certificate and the product’s presence on the VeraSol Product Database. Information about co-branding requirements is available in the Co-Branding Policy on the VeraSol website. Co-Branding (per Family) The cobranding fee (per family) covers the evaluation of consumer-fac…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…istry 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 university with world-class, high-level and exemplary fe…

Fragile and Conflict States

…ghting Global quality-verified products undergo thorough testing, there is no need for retesting to verify quality, durability, and truth-in-advertising. Moreover, procurement of Lighting Global quality-verified products reduces risk for aid agencies, as they have the confidence that they are investing in high-quality, durable equipment. Reduced market distortion: With relief aid attempting to transition toward development, it is imperative to tak…

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

…ges have been made to the initial specification regarding the requirements for performance reporting, ports and batteries as well as to health and safety. Boosting an emerging market Because the market for off-grid, renewable energy products is embryonic, international standards can provide a catalyst for building trust between manufacturers, consumers, and governments. They bring credibility to the technologies while also protecting consumers. Ma…

BLOG: Public Funding for Off-Grid Solar

…in the expectation that they will soon receive a system at reduced cost or for free. Strong targeting mechanisms and public awareness activities are needed to ensure people know who is eligible for support and who is not, so that such schemes do not negatively affect consumer behaviour. Lighting Global recommends that governments first put in place an enabling environment, through building consumer awareness, developing quality standards, and prod…

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

…ntribute to environmental pollution and other hazards. There are, however, no known reliable estimates for the number of kerosene lanterns belching smoke into the atmosphere every night; nor the number of candles burnt every night in search of a flickering light. Unmistakably, the number of lanterns and candles pressed into duty every night will run into millions at a time that even upscale shopping malls conspicuously display candles and kerosene…

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

…in 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 opportu…

BLOG | (Em)powering Farmers in Africa

…ng off-grid This financial gap has been a critical bottleneck – and driver for innovation – in the off-grid sector since its advent. The rural population tends to be among the poorest. In the absence of financing, this means that even the up-front cost of a solar lantern remains unaffordable to many, to say nothing of something as transformative – and relatively expensive – as a solar water pump. Enabling access to finance and increasing affordabi…

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

…20 to 50 Kenyan shillings ($0.19-0.46). “There is no money out there. I do not know what I could be using to buy kerosene if I had not installed this solar unit.” With extreme weather and the economic impact of COVID-19 plunging many Kenyans into darkness, alternative energy sources are increasingly important – even for families connected to the grid, said Pamela Mukami Njeru, a community health volunteer in the central Mt. Kenya region. One in fo…

Product Testing Data

…ll covered by the PSHS Family May 2020 Freeplay Energy Hub Results expired Nov 2018 Freeplay Solar Energy Centre Results expired Jul 2016 Futura Energy Station Results expired Feb 2016 Futura Energy Station Plus Results expired. Replaced by OffgridSun Energy Station Plus Aug 2017 Global Telelinks Arundhati Results expired Feb 2014 Global Telelinks Solar Ceiling Lantern 3W Results expired Sep 2014 Global Telelinks Solar Home Lighting System Results…