Article: How Off-Grid Solar Access Impacts Literacy

By Anna Wells, GOGLA Senior Communications Adviser Next month, the United Nations’ International Literacy Day will focus on ‘literacy in a digital world’. Without a doubt, digital technologies are changing the way people live, learn and work around the world. It’s more than likely that you’re reading this on a smart phone or laptop; technologies we rely … Read More

Lighting Asia/India Consumer Awareness Campaign Featured in SE4ALL Practitioner Network Newsletter

Recently, Lighting Asia/India’s SuryodayTM awareness campaign — aimed at educating potential consumers and helping them make smarter choices about solar products — was featured in the Energy Access Practitioner Network Newsletter of the United Nation’s SE4ALL initiative. Click here to learn more about the campaign and its impact. Similar campaigns in the future will target Rajasthan, Uttar … Read More

Registration Now Open for 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Hong Kong

GOGLA and Lighting Global are excited to announce that participant and exhibitor registration for the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo (22 – 24 January 2018, Hong Kong) is now open! Have a look at our event website for a sneak peek of the conference agenda which includes sessions on access to finance, business development, technology and policy, as well as the latest … Read More

In the News: Off-Grid Solar Market and Lighting Myanmar Featured in Local Publication

Recently, Lighting Myanmar was featured in Frontier, Myanmar’s most reputable English-language publication. Launched in June 2016, the IFC-led Lighting Myanmar project is a key component of the Government of Myanmar’s National Electrification Plan, which aims to achieve universal access to sustainable electricity services by 2030. To support this goal, the project will assist international and … Read More

Announcing the First-Ever Key Performance Indicator Framework for the Off Grid Solar Pay-As-You-Go Sector

Story Highlights: The Distributed Energy Service Company sector is growing rapidly, especially the segments that use a variation of the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) business model, which alone has provided more than 700,000 connections over the last six years in East Africa. PAYG business models are capital intensive and require significant amounts of working capital to scale. … Read More

Call for Comments: Proposal to Submit Quality Standards to the IEC

Since 2010, Lighting Global has maintained Quality Standards for off-grid solar products with modules smaller than approximately 10 peak watts (pico-solar products). These standards set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. We are now considering whether we should to submit these quality standards for adoption by the International … Read More

New GOGLA-IFC Report Shows 3.77 Million Off-Grid Solar Products Were Sold in the Second Half of 2016, Despite Difficult Conditions in Key Markets

Today, Lighting Global, the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market, and GOGLA, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, launched the latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, which includes performance data from 55 companies and covers the period of July to December 2016. This latest publication builds on the previous two reports … Read More