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

In Sydney: Kirsten Bartlett Phone: (61) 2 9235 6524 E-mail: KBartlett@ifc.org In Port Moresby: Lavui Bala Phone: +675 321 7111 or +675 7228 4552 E-mail: LBala@ifc.org Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 27, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched Lighting Papua New Guinea, a project to help half a million people get safe and affordable solar off-grid lighting that will boost business, allow children to study, cut household cost…

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

…sium and delivered speeches, while Chen Zeyong, Vice President of Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection, hosted the symposium. The symposium attracted more than 20,000 online participants from relevant enterprises and social organizations. In a congratulatory letter to the Fourth China Quality Conference, His Excellency Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Chinese President, said,…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…the International Electronics Commission (IEC) quality standards for stand-alone renewable energy products with 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 furthe…

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

…ng access to electricity, the growth of the off-grid solar industry is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG7) for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030. “The off-grid solar industry is instrumental for achieving universal electricity access,” said Riccardo Puliti, Global Director, Energy and Extractive Industries and Regional Director, Infrastructure, Africa, at the World Bank. “We are…

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

…ave bank accounts or full-time jobs. They decided to use it to create a pay-as-you-go financing system for solar panels, efficient lights and other appliances that piggy backed on the existing payment system, wireless networks and software. Customers pay for the solar system, which costs about $200, with a small up-front sum followed, usually, by daily micro-payments for a year. If the customer stops paying, M-Kopa can turn the solar system off re…

Greenlight Partners with Angaza to Launch PAYG Consumer Platform

New customers purchase their Pay-As-You-Go Eco Easy Buy kits © Angaza DesignGreenlight Planet has launched 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…

VACANCY | Communications Consultant (China)

…tforms; Managing Chinese digital engagement for Lighting Global including e-mail list management, content authorship, and social media activities. Serve as China-marketing expert to the Lighting Global team, which entails: Ensuring that ALL external communication materials, media platforms used (mainstream as well as social media) are approved by and aligned with IFC Corporate guidelines and have been appropriately approved for dissemination; Main…

Call for comments on draft Test Methods and Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits

…e IEC process. Comments received after September 25 may still be considered, but it is unlikely that they will be incorporated into the initial draft of the methods that are submitted to the IEC. If you are interested in receiving email updates regarding this stakeholder process and our expansion into solar home system kits, please sign up: Email sign-up If you have questions on the solar home system framework, please contact shs@chief-lighting-gl…