QA | IEC Adopts Standards for Standalone Solar Energy Kits

…2 voted unanimously to approve publication of Technical Specification 62257-9-8, which contains quality standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits with PV modules rated up to 350 watts. These standards are an updated version of the Lighting Global Quality Standards, developed by the World Bank Group and used widely around the world. Together with the corresponding test methods (IEC/TS 62257-9-5), these quality standards form the…

We are hiring program managers (Pakistan / Afghanistan and Myanmar/Papua New Guinea)

…ng PNG, the focus will be to manage the implementation of the existing program with a potential of supporting and designing the strategy of a PAYGO (Pay as you go) interventions. For more information and to apply, please follow this link: https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC%20Careers/Career%20Opportunities/CareerOpportunityPlaceHolder?JobReqNo=160356…

Lighting Global Introducing An Upgraded Site In Chinese Language

…lives under Lighting Global’s official website and will be updated regularly to offer news and insights from the off-grid solar sector. While all critical components of Lighting Global and its Quality Assurance program can be accessed, the site also incorporates resources prioritizing technical updates and business development opportunities including training, funding and project tenders. The new site is live now, please visit www.lightingglobal….

Latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Reveals a Buoyant Market Despite a Dip in Sales

…2012, GOGLA now represents over 100 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunit…

“You Can See the Future from Here” The World Bank Solar Village

…served to showcase the data platform through which Mobisol tracks their pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers, and as a backdrop to a virtual reality presentation of their solar welding machine (we thought that flying sparks might be a bit too life-like for the World Bank atrium).   We are truly grateful to the companies that joined us, and to the manufacturers who shared their products with us, so we could demonstrate some of possibilities that off-gird…

Quality Assurance Update: Earning Your Continued Trust

…al inspections of 55 quality-verified products in key African markets. Nearly three-quarters of these products were found to meet the consumer-facing information requirements of the Lighting Global Quality Standards. Manufacturers had to make adjustments to consumer-facing information for the remaining products to bring them into compliance with the Quality Standards. These tests and visual inspections serve as a further safeguard beyond initial q…

GOGLA REPORT: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

…falling prices, increased efficiency and financial innovation, such as pay-as-you-go consumer finance, over 120 million people have now shifted from toxic kerosene lamps, candles and diesel generators to clean off-grid solar electricity since 2010. The research, funded by The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) and conducted by Altai Consulting, was based on data collected from over 2,300 small-scale pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar ow…

BLOG: Public Funding for Off-Grid Solar

…sh-strapped governments to justify. Grantmaking is a proven approach in early-stage markets but involves ‘picking winners’ and can distort the market in favor of a handful of larger, more established players. Results-based financing, whereby companies receive subsidies based on sales achieved or other milestones, has the advantage that the risk of failure is borne by the company rather than the funder, and is proven to be effective at incentivizin…

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…注册过的企业可参考多语言用户指南和视频进行注册:https://www.undp.org/procurement/business/resources-for-bidders. 已注册的企业可直接前往招标系统 https://etendering.partneragencies.org,登入账号,搜索事件编号(意向征集 1 — Business Unit: UNDP1, Event ID: GP600974,意向征集 2 — Business Unit: UNDP1, Event ID: GP600994)并按提示步骤提交投标意向。 意向征集 1:一站式太阳能电站、微型电网及太阳能电站建设和运营,包括: LOT 1.1 一站式小型自动化光伏电站 LOT 1.2 一站式多能互补型光伏电站 LOT 1.3 并网互联光伏电站 LOT 1.4 多用户微型光伏电站 LOT 1.4b 基于群电气化或网格分布电网(即插即用模块、扩展式分布光伏电站)的多用户微型光伏电站 LOT 1.5 光伏电站的运营和建…