Lighting Asia/Bangladesh wins bronze at Flame Awards for Consumer Education Campaign

Lighting Asia/Bangladesh’s consumer education and outreach campaign, “Surjobati”, claimed bronze in the “Social Development & CSR Campaign of the Year” category at the Flame Awards 2018, “the most prestigious award program that celebrates the best of the best in rural marketing and communication.” The “Surjobati” (Solar Light) campaign was targeted at the rural off-grid population … Read More

Economist Intelligence Unit blog on off-grid energy sector, featuring interview with Lighting Global Program Co-Manager, Dana Rysankova

Describing the off-grid sector as “a force that could fundamentally reshape energy provision in some of the world’s least well-connected places—and create vast business opportunities in the process,” in the view of participants at the recent Off-Grid Solar Forum in Hong Kong, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Michael Gold has posted a new blog post about … Read More

Angaza Awarded the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Angaza’s innovative approach to increasing access to solar energy was globally recognized as the organization was awarded the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Awards recognize transformative leaders whose organizations disrupt the status quo, drive sustainable large-scale change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world. Angaza provides a pay-as-you-go … Read More

Latest Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Reveals USD 922 Million Has Been Raised Since 2012, While an Estimated 130 million Products Have Been Sold to Date, Reaching 360 Million People with Life-Changing Technology

A new report released by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA finds that the global off-grid solar industry has taken a leap in the past year to help developing countries reach their energy access goals. Dalberg estimates that, to date, the off-grid solar sector has provided improved electricity to as many … Read More

As New Report Estimates the Off-Grid Solar Market has Provided Improved Energy Access to 360 Million People Globally, Sector Leaders Gather in Hong Kong to Chart the Future of the Industry

Hong Kong/Utrecht/Washington DC Monday, 22 January 2018—Today marks the start of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo, a three-day event held biennially where 600+ key industry stakeholders are gathering to take stock of progress and discuss future trends in the off-grid solar sector. Organized by GOGLA and the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program, and … Read More