WEBINAR | PAYGo Path To Profitability Training

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the PAYGo sector’s productivity and profitability.  At Lighting Global, we are working on several initiatives to help you minimize these impacts and position your company for life post COVID. Path to Profitability is a training toolkit that enables senior management at  PAYGO companies to analyze the unit economics underlying their business models and determine whether they are on a credible path toward profitability. Originally designed as an intensive in-person exercise, this year, IFC has developed an online module,  “The P2P Capsule,”  which provides a virtual introduction and immediate insight for examining profitability drivers as … Read More

Job Opportunities | ECOWAS now hiring for the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is now hiring for the following core staff positions of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP): Senior Advisor to the Commissioner Financial Management Specialist Procurement Specialist Communication Officer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Administrative Officers (2) Further information about the positions … Read More

New Book | Living in the Light – The Bangladesh Solar Home System Story

Bangladesh has the largest off-grid solar power program in the world, which offers experiences and lessons for other countries to expand access to clean and affordable electricity. By harnessing solar power, the program enabled 20 million Bangladeshis to access electricity. A new book, “Living in the Light- The Bangladesh Solar Home System Story”, launched by the World Bank this … Read More

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

SHENZHEN, CHINA – Today, the Chinese-language version of 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 … Read More

Lighting Global Associate Spotlight: OffgridSun

An interview with Nicola Baggio, CEO Q: Tell us about your company  Since 2005, our team has supported off-grid projects all over the world. Our headquarters are in Italy, but the sales network covers most of the Sub-Saharan African countries and Latin America. But with the incredible growth of the photovoltaic sector in the grid … Read More

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT | Solar Run Helps Consumers Access Energy with PAYGo Enabled Solutions

By Mei Wan Lighting Global Communications Providing villages in rural DRC access to education and entertainment with solar-home-system-powered appliances. Photo © Solar Run Solar Run, a Chinese manufacturer, was among the first companies to sell PAYGo-enabled solar home systems, benefitting from increasingly matured integration and mobile payment technology in the sector.  “As a young brand, … Read More

COVID-19 Energy Access Relief Fund Update

Social Investment Management and Advisors (SIMA Funds) has been selected as the sole Fund Manager of the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF). They are currently working with key investors to clarify the process and eligibility criteria. Companies that are interested in applying for funding, are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before Tuesday, 17 … Read More

WEBINAR | H1 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

Every six months, Lighting Global and GOGLA  publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Join us for an upcoming webinar where we will discuss the findings and the impact to the industry. Register for our … Read More

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales, Slowing Energy Access but Investors Remain Positive about Industry Performance By Koen Peters, Executive Director and Silvia Francioso, Database Specialist for GOGLA This post originally appeared on the GOGLA blog During the COVID-19 crisis, the off-grid solar (OGS) industry demonstrated its importance in providing essential energy access for millions … Read More