Registration Now Open for 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Hong Kong

GOGLA and Lighting Global are excited to announce that participant and exhibitor registration for the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo (22 – 24 January 2018, Hong Kong) is now open! Have a look at our event website for a sneak peek of the conference agenda which includes sessions on access to finance, business development, technology and policy, as well as the latest … Read More

Off-Grid Solar Market and Lighting Myanmar Featured in Local Publication

Recently, Lighting Myanmar was featured in Frontier, Myanmar’s most reputable English-language publication. Launched in June 2016, the IFC-led Lighting Myanmar project is a key component of the Government of Myanmar’s National Electrification Plan, which aims to achieve universal access to sustainable electricity services by 2030. To support this goal, the project will assist international and … Read More

Announcing the First-Ever Key Performance Indicator Framework for the Off Grid Solar Pay-As-You-Go Sector

Story Highlights: The Distributed Energy Service Company sector is growing rapidly, especially the segments that use a variation of the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) business model, which alone has provided more than 700,000 connections over the last six years in East Africa. PAYG business models are capital intensive and require significant amounts of working capital to scale. … Read More

Call for Comments: Proposal to Submit Quality Standards to the IEC

Since 2010, Lighting Global has maintained Quality Standards for off-grid solar products with modules smaller than approximately 10 peak watts (pico-solar products). These standards set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. We are now considering whether we should to submit these quality standards for adoption by the International … Read More

New GOGLA-IFC Report Shows 3.77 Million Off-Grid Solar Products Were Sold in the Second Half of 2016, Despite Difficult Conditions in Key Markets

Today, Lighting Global, the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market, and GOGLA, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, launched the latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, which includes performance data from 55 companies and covers the period of July to December 2016. This latest publication builds on the previous two reports … Read More

Origin Energy, IFC Launch Pay-As-You-Go Power to Energize Rural Papua New Guinea

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the launch of a pilot Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) project with Origin Energy PNG Ltd, to support renewable energy use in off-grid communities in Papua New Guinea, helping make clean distributed energy affordable and accessible. Supported by the Pacific Partnership, an initiative of IFC and the Australian Government, … Read More