BLOG | How a New Set of Metrics Is Poised to Transform PAYGo Solar

The PAYGo PERFORM Key Performance Indicators offer a pathway to growth and maturity for the off-grid solar industry By Roan Borst, Bill Gallery, Kevin Kennedy, Nicky Khaki & Max Mattern Just as mobile phones leapfrogged landlines to bring connectivity to even the most remote corners of the globe, pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar has been hailed as … Read More


  WEBINAR Introducing the PAYGo PERFORM Key Performance Indicators Watch the Webinar Recording Event Details & Speaker Bios A decade after the lights went on for the first PAYGo customers, the sector finds itself at a crossroads. Explosive growth and an incredible influx of capital have transformed what was once a handful of start-ups into … Read More

H2 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program 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. Since H2 2018, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the … Read More

VIDEO | PAYGo Path To Profitability Training (Webinar Recording)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the PAYGo sector’s productivity and profitability.  At Lighting Global, we are working on several initiatives to help you minimize these impacts and position your company for life post COVID. Path to Profitability is a training toolkit that enables senior management at  PAYGO companies to analyze the unit economics underlying their business models and determine whether they are on a credible path toward profitability. Originally designed as an intensive in-person exercise, this year, IFC has developed an online module,  “The P2P Capsule,”  which provides a virtual introduction and immediate insight for examining profitability drivers as … Read More

The Future of Lighting Global

IFC winds down Lighting Global Support to focus on mobilizing investment for Off-Grid Solar sector, World Bank expands program with ESMAP A Letter from Russell Sturm & Dana Rysankova Colleagues, For more than a decade, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program has been at the forefront of the drive to expand access to modern … Read More

Expanding Energy Access While Reducing GHG Emissions

On Earth Day 2020, more than 5,000 environmental groups from 184 countries, representing hundreds of millions of citizens around the world, sent a message to global leaders that they wanted quick and decisive action on global warming and clean energy.  Since then, Earth Day has picked up momentum, and has grown to the world’s largest … Read More

Job Opportunities | ECOWAS now hiring for the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is now hiring for the following core staff positions of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP): Senior Advisor to the Commissioner Financial Management Specialist Procurement Specialist Communication Officer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Administrative Officers (2) Further information about the positions … Read More

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

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

SHENZHEN, CHINA – Today, the Chinese-language version of the International Electronics Commission (IEC) quality standards for stand-alone renewable energy products with power ratings less than or equal to 350 Watts is released. IEC/TS 62257-9-8:2020 is the second IEC document for renewable energy products to be released in Chinese language (with IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018 being the first … Read More