Lighting Global Associate Spotlight: OffgridSun

An interview with Nicola Baggio, CEO Q: Tell us about your company  Since 2005, our team has supported off-grid projects all over the world. Our headquarters are in Italy, but the sales network covers most of the Sub-Saharan African countries and Latin America. But with the incredible growth of the photovoltaic sector in the grid … Read More

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT | Solar Run Helps Consumers Access Energy with PAYGo Enabled Solutions

By Mei Wan Lighting Global Communications Providing villages in rural DRC access to education and entertainment with solar-home-system-powered appliances. Photo © Solar Run Solar Run, a Chinese manufacturer, was among the first companies to sell PAYGo-enabled solar home systems, benefitting from increasingly matured integration and mobile payment technology in the sector.  “As a young brand, … Read More

COVID-19 Energy Access Relief Fund Update

Social Investment Management and Advisors (SIMA Funds) has been selected as the sole Fund Manager of the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF). They are currently working with key investors to clarify the process and eligibility criteria. Companies that are interested in applying for funding, are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before Tuesday, 17 … Read More

WEBINAR | H1 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

Every six months, Lighting Global and GOGLA  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. Join us for an upcoming webinar where we will discuss the findings and the impact to the industry. Register for our … Read More

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales, Slowing Energy Access but Investors Remain Positive about Industry Performance By Koen Peters, Executive Director and Silvia Francioso, Database Specialist for GOGLA This post originally appeared on the GOGLA blog During the COVID-19 crisis, the off-grid solar (OGS) industry demonstrated its importance in providing essential energy access for millions … Read More

Lighting Global Introducing An Upgraded Site In Chinese Language

By Lighting Global Communications Over the past decade, Lighting Global has played  a central role in creating the quality-driven modern off-grid markets across Africa and Asia. Providing both market intelligence and technical assistance to the private sector, the program has cumulatively empowered more than 180 products that meet Lighting Global Quality Standards. We have helped … Read More

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all … Read More