Overall Impact
>116 million People have benefited from using Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products (as of December 2016)
>34.5 million People whose basic lighting needs are currently being met by Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products (as of December 2016)
>8.5 million People in the last 6 months have had their basic lighting needs are being met by Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products
>23 million Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products have been sold since 2008
 >1.7 million Tons of GHGs avoided annually; CO2–equivalent of taking >350,000 cars off the road as a result of replacing kerosene use with Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products
>60 Countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific are where you can find Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products for sale
Quality Standards
 >101 Quality verified Pico-PV products and SHS kits currently meet Lighting Global Quality Standards (as of December 2016)
>48 Manufacturers have products that currently meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards (as of December 2016)
Policy
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) adopted Lighting Global’s test methods as a reference point for quality assurance of off-grid lighting products (IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5)
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) required solar lighting products to meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards in order to qualify for carbon financing (CDM).
Four national governments (Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Nepal) adopted favorable policies to benefit quality verified off-grid lighting products that have passed IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5

 


Note: Lighting Global has contributed towards these results through its quality assurance activities and through the market development activities of country programs under the Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific regional programs. These programs are implemented in collaboration with various intermediaries across the supply chain, development partners and financial institutions; most importantly, in conjunction with manufacturers of solar lighting products and their distribution partners in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.