New Report | Off-grid solar expected to electrify 624 million people by 2030 but ‘game changers’ are needed to achieve universal access goals

18 October, Kigali: Released today at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Rwanda, the second part of the Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2022, ‘Outlook’, published by the World Bank’s Lighting Global, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), GOGLA, Efficiency for Access Coalition, and Open Capital Advisors, projects the number of people who will … Read More

70 Million People Gained Energy via Off-Grid Solar Despite COVID – New Report Shows

Amsterdam/Washington DC, 7 October 2022 A new report shows that the off-grid solar industry continues to grow, with 70 million more people having gained access to electricity through off-grid solar power since 2019. The Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2022: State of The Sector report published today by the World Bank’s Lighting Global, the International Finance … Read More

Sneak Peek | A look at the findings of the up-coming Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2022 ‘State of the Sector’

Lighting Global/ESMAP, International Finance Corporation, Efficiency for Access Coalition, GOGLA, and Open Capital Advisors are pleased to invite you to a sneak peek to discuss the findings of the upcoming 2022 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report, ‘State of the Sector’ on 22 September 2022. The 2022 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the sixth report … Read More

Learn how to better design and apply end-user subsidies through our series of case studies

Following our webinars on the experiences of implementing demand-side subsidies in Bangladesh, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo; the End-User Subsidy Lab is pleased to share in-depth case studies on these programs through our resources hub.  Each of these  case studies provides insights on different approaches to designing and implementing subsidies: Kenya’s Energy Cash Plus program provides … Read More

Lighting Global Quality Standards Published in Chinese

The Chinese-language version of the Lighting Global Quality Standards for off-grid solar pico products and plug-and-play solar home system kits, adopted by the International Electronics Commission (IEC) as Standards 62257-9-8 and 62257-9-5, were officially launched in Shenzhen last week. This marks an incredible achievement for the Lighting Global program and the off-grid solar sector, as … Read More

Job Opportunity | STC Lighting Global Off-grid Expert

  TERMS OF REFERENCE STC contract Lighting Global Off-Grid Expert Product Affordability and Availability at the Last Mile   1.   Background Information Introduction to ESMAP The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank and supported by 18 bilateral donors. Its mission is to assist … Read More

Off-grid Solar Products Deliver High Satisfaction for Kenyan Consumers

Nairobi, Kenya, November 16, 2021– The growth of the off-grid solar sector into a USD 1.75 billion industry, delivering energy services to 420 million global users, speaks to the sectors’ immense value.  CLASP, which leads the VeraSol quality assurance initiative, commissioned a study to evaluate consumers’ experiences with off-grid solar products in Kenya, a global off-grid market leader. Overall, the … Read More