World Environment Day | Cleaner, Safer and Better Lighting and Energy

  Happy World Environment Day! Although we celebrate this day during a difficult time when millions of people around the globe are reeling under the impacts of the coronavirus, there have been some silver linings. We are enjoying cleaner air, a richer blue sky that stretches as far as the eye can see, and even … Read More

QA | Webinar Resources: IEC Quality Standards for Pico-Solar & SHS Kits

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will soon publish quality standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits. These standards will replace the Lighting Global Quality Standards. To prepare for this transition, VeraSol (formerly Lighting Global Quality Assurance) hosted a webinar about the new IEC standards on Thursday, May 7 at 13:00 GMT. Participants learned how … Read More

Keeping the Light | A Letter from Itotia Njagi

  Last week, we celebrated Earth Day. Never has this day meant so much in the last 50 years since it was established. There is no doubt that we are living through a crisis and witnessing an unprecedented response. Around the world, people are in lockdown to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. And … Read More

MARKET INSIGHTS | H2 2019 Report Confirms Growing Demand for Off-Grid Solar

Every six months, GOGLA and Lighting Global 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 Efficiency for Access Coalition. July … Read More

QA | Webinar on IEC Quality Standards for Pico-Solar & SHS Kits

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will soon publish quality standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits. These standards will replace the Lighting Global Quality Standards. To prepare for this transition, VeraSol will host a webinar about the new IEC standards on Thursday, May 7 at 13:00 GMT. Participants will learn how the IEC standards … Read More

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