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

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all … Read More

Virtual Summit | Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit

REGISTER COVID-19 is causing unprecedented shocks on societies, healthcare systems, and economies around the world. It threatens to reverse the enormous progress that off-grid energy companies have made in bringing power to 470 million people in the last decade – right when the need for reliable electricity is more clear than ever. The pandemic especially jeopardizes … Read More

Webinar | Marketplace Webinar for Powering Healthcare Solutions

As part of its Powering Healthcare initiative, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is pleased to invite you to a Marketplace Webinar for Powering Healthcare Solutions on Wednesday, 8 July at 9 am EDT / 15:00 CEST, in support of the energy sector’s COVID-19 response. This virtual event is part of a series of webinars that … Read More

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

By Natalie Mouyal, 26 June 2020 This story originally appeared on the International Electrotechnical Commission Blog   Access to affordable and reliable energy is a basic need. Not only is it one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations in its framework for building a better world by 2030, but … Read More

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT | Chinese Company Shenzhen LEMI Breaks Into New Markets

By Mei Wan Lighting Global Communications  Ethiopia – two young students studying under the light of Lemi off-grid solar home system. Photo credit: LEMI   In the Lighting Global  Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2020, a key enabler in the projected growth of the off-grid solar market is the production and distribution of Chinese-made higher-quality, … Read More

World Environment Day | Cleaner, Safer and Better Lighting and Energy

  Happy World Environment Day! Although we celebrate this day during a difficult time when millions of people around the globe are reeling under the impacts of the coronavirus, there have been some silver linings. We are enjoying cleaner air, a richer blue sky that stretches as far as the eye can see, and even … Read More

QA | Webinar Resources: IEC Quality Standards for Pico-Solar & SHS Kits

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will soon publish quality standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits. These standards will replace the Lighting Global Quality Standards. To prepare for this transition, VeraSol (formerly Lighting Global Quality Assurance) hosted a webinar about the new IEC standards on Thursday, May 7 at 13:00 GMT. Participants learned how … Read More