Sneak Peek | A look at the findings of the up-coming Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2022 ‘State of the Sector’

Lighting Global/ESMAP, International Finance Corporation, Efficiency for Access Coalition, GOGLA, and Open Capital Advisors are pleased to invite you to a sneak peek to discuss the findings of the upcoming 2022 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report, ‘State of the Sector’ on 22 September 2022. The 2022 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the sixth report … Read More

Learn how to better design and apply end-user subsidies through our series of case studies

Following our webinars on the experiences of implementing demand-side subsidies in Bangladesh, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo; the End-User Subsidy Lab is pleased to share in-depth case studies on these programs through our resources hub.  Each of these  case studies provides insights on different approaches to designing and implementing subsidies: Kenya’s Energy Cash Plus program provides … Read More

Lighting Global Quality Standards Published in Chinese

The Chinese-language version of the Lighting Global Quality Standards for off-grid solar pico products and plug-and-play solar home system kits, adopted by the International Electronics Commission (IEC) as Standards 62257-9-8 and 62257-9-5, were officially launched in Shenzhen last week. This marks an incredible achievement for the Lighting Global program and the off-grid solar sector, as … Read More

Job Opportunity | STC Lighting Global Off-grid Expert

  TERMS OF REFERENCE STC contract Lighting Global Off-Grid Expert Product Affordability and Availability at the Last Mile   1.   Background Information Introduction to ESMAP The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank and supported by 18 bilateral donors. Its mission is to assist … Read More

Off-grid Solar Products Deliver High Satisfaction for Kenyan Consumers

Nairobi, Kenya, November 16, 2021– The growth of the off-grid solar sector into a USD 1.75 billion industry, delivering energy services to 420 million global users, speaks to the sectors’ immense value.  CLASP, which leads the VeraSol quality assurance initiative, commissioned a study to evaluate consumers’ experiences with off-grid solar products in Kenya, a global off-grid market leader. Overall, the … Read More

Register | Webinar on Rwanda’s Pro Poor RBF & Launch of New End User Subsidy Lab

Just Launched: End User Subsidies Lab The End User Subsidies Lab launched by ESMAP / Lighting Global, GOGLA, and Africa Clean Energy provides a platform for pooling knowledge resources, technical expertise, and funding, allowing several stakeholders to jointly design smart and effective end user subsidies. Marking the launch of the Lab, we invite you to join us … Read More

UPDATE | Energy Access Relief Fund Reaches First Close

This week, the post-COVID Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) launched with a first close of $68 million and a target of over $80 million to protect energy access for at least 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Social Investment Management and Advisors (SIMA Funds) is the sole Fund Manager of the EARF. Since … Read More