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

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

    SHENZHEN, CHINA – On September 16, on the occasion of the Fourth China Quality Conference, the “Symposium on the Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology for Off-grid Solar Products” jointly organized by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Project Team, Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Market Supervision and Shenzhen Technology University was  held. The … Read More

Register | Webinar on Rwanda’s Pro Poor RBF & Launch of New End User Subsidy Lab

Just Launched: End User Subsidies Lab The End User Subsidies Lab launched by ESMAP / Lighting Global, GOGLA, and Africa Clean Energy provides a platform for pooling knowledge resources, technical expertise, and funding, allowing several stakeholders to jointly design smart and effective end user subsidies. Marking the launch of the Lab, we invite you to join us … Read More

UPDATE | Energy Access Relief Fund Reaches First Close

This week, the post-COVID Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) launched with a first close of $68 million and a target of over $80 million to protect energy access for at least 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Social Investment Management and Advisors (SIMA Funds) is the sole Fund Manager of the EARF. Since … Read More

PRESS RELEASE | New Reporting Standards Could Energize the Off-Grid Solar Industry

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2021 — CGAP, GOGLA, and Lighting Global today launched the PAYGo Performance, Reporting and Measurement (PAYGo PERFORM) financial reporting framework for the pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar industry. Developed through an industry-led process involving roughly 600 stakeholders, the framework represents a significant step toward helping this promising young industry improve performance, present an accessible … Read More

BLOG | How a New Set of Metrics Is Poised to Transform PAYGo Solar

The PAYGo PERFORM Key Performance Indicators offer a pathway to growth and maturity for the off-grid solar industry By Roan Borst, Bill Gallery, Kevin Kennedy, Nicky Khaki & Max Mattern Just as mobile phones leapfrogged landlines to bring connectivity to even the most remote corners of the globe, pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar has been hailed as … Read More