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

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

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all … Read More

Virtual Summit | Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit

REGISTER COVID-19 is causing unprecedented shocks on societies, healthcare systems, and economies around the world. It threatens to reverse the enormous progress that off-grid energy companies have made in bringing power to 470 million people in the last decade – right when the need for reliable electricity is more clear than ever. The pandemic especially jeopardizes … Read More