EVENT | India Distributed Energy Forum

Join Lighting Asia/India in New Delhi for the India Distributed Energy Forum & Expo. Jointly organized with GOGLA and Ashden India Collective, the conference will take place in New Delhi from 30-31 January 2019. These two days provide a platform for the India Distributed Energy community’s efforts to chart the business-driven route to improved energy access to reach the 33 million Indian households … Read More

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report (January – June 2018)

Every six months, Lighting Global and GOGLA  publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report. The market intelligence series is based on sales data collected from GOGLA members and Lighting Global associates. The global market share of these affiliates is around 30% for pico products (<11 Wp) and 60-80% for larger systems. January – June 2018 … Read More

JOBS | Chinese Speaking Marketing & Business Development Intern

Chinese Speaking Marketing & Business Development Intern Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market as a means of rapidly increasing energy access to the one billion people without grid electricity. Through Lighting Global, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank work with … Read More

WEBINAR | Making Sense of Pay-as-You-Go Solar Business Models

  Much like a platypus, a pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar company can be hard to classify. PAYGo companies combine elements of modern electric utilities that provide clean energy services, retailers that sell durable goods through diverse distribution channels, and financial institutions that provide leasing to make valuable assets affordable for low-income customers. Confusion about PAYGo business … Read More

WEBINAR | Expanding the off-grid market

Opportunities for Growth IFC’s Daniel Shepherd, Head of Energy & Water Advisory Services for Sub-Saharan Africa, leads an exciting online discussions about the opportunities for growth in the off-grid market. The pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) business model is proving to be an effective approach in delivering electricity access through distributed solar, and the sector has gained significant investment … Read More

GOGLA REPORT: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar A new publication from the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) brings positive news that households using small scale-solar power in East Africa are reporting a rise in economic activity, with improvement in income and job opportunities. These findings demonstrate the economic benefits of off-grid solar power in the … Read More

Off-Grid Solar Market Returns to Robust Growth, According to Latest Sector Report

Washington DC, USA, April 27, 2018— The off-grid solar sector has returned to robust growth, reversing a brief dip in sales that was mostly due to localized shocks, according to a new report released by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). The latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market … 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

Lighting Global to Submit Quality Standards to IEC this Month

Lighting Global is preparing to submit quality standards for pico-solar products and for plug-and-play solar home system kits to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) by May 1, 2018. This will make it easier for national governments to adopt standards that are fully harmonized. This, in turn, will benefit the sector by minimizing the amount of customization required, reduce … Read More