WEBINAR | Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on PAYGo Industry

Keeping the Lights On: What you can do to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 in the Solar PAYGo Industry In periods of economic crisis, maintaining liquidity is the key to survival. Companies able to anticipate impacts on sales and revenues, and then take effective steps to manage cash, can ride through rough waters and sustain … Read More

PODCAST | What The Market Trends Tell Us About the Sector

About one billion people, globally, live without electricity. To address energy poverty, the off-grid sector has been growing steadily and it’s expected to double its reach to at least half a billion people by 2030 – mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report indicates that the sector … Read More

VIDEO | Lighting Global Leadership Discuss Market Trends Report

Lighting Global Program: An exclusive discussion with Dana Rysankova and Russell Sturm   Last month in Nairobi, Lighting Global leadership sat down to discuss Lighting Global, the Market Trends Report, and the evolution of the off-grid solar industry with development blog, DevDiscourse. WATCH THE VIDEO      

WEBINAR | Shape the Future of QA

CLASP and the Schatz Energy Research Center will host two webinars about VeraSol, an evolved quality assurance program, on March 11th and March 19th. During each session, the VeraSol team will discuss changes to the QA program, including expanded services for off-grid appliances and the International Electrotechnical Commission’s pending publication of quality standards for standalone … Read More

CNBC INTERVIEW | How African Governments Should Respond to Demand for Energy Access

Lighting Global: How African governments should respond to the huge demand for energy access CNBC Africa February 18, 2020 The Global Association for the Off-grid Solar Energy Industry, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program, in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Energy are hosting a three-day international conference of the off-grid sector. During the conference, … Read More

PRESS RELEASE | 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

Global Off-Grid Solar Industry Grows into a $1.75 billion Annual Market, New Report Shows   NAIROBI, Feb. 18, 2020 – The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid growth curve, a new World Bank Group and … Read More

NEWS | VeraSol Launches at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo

For over a decade, Lighting Global Quality Assurance has operated as the foundational platform for the off-grid solar industry, serving as a critical and stabilizing force. By working with the sector to set quality standards, promote durable off-grid products, and adopt harmonized policies, Lighting Global Quality Assurance has instilled confidence in what was once a … Read More

QA | IEC Adopts Standards for Standalone Solar Energy Kits

English | Chinese Later this year, the International Electrotechnical Commission, a leading international standards organization, will for the first time publish quality standards for standalone solar energy kits. This development opens the door to the widespread national adoption of these standards and will boost consumer protection efforts. In January, IEC Technical Committee 82 voted unanimously to approve … Read More