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  • Energy Access and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Worldwide, there is a growing importance to support the energy access needs of forcibly displaced persons. During humanitarian crises, energy access is often considered a lower priority when compared to the basic human needs of nutrition, health, education, etc. Further, empowering a marketplace for refugees strengthen self-determination and enables the development of economies and an … Read More

  • Market Research on Productive Use Leveraging Solar Energy (PULSE)

    An Emerging Market for Off-Grid Solar’s Newest Frontier: PULSE Ongoing innovation in technology and distribution models continues to be a hallmark of the off-grid solar sector. Having already led to hundreds of millions of people benefitting from off grid solar products ranging from lanterns to solar home systems (SHS), products are now developing along the sector’s … Read More

  • Independent Testing Agreement

    This Independent Testing Agreement sets out the terms by which the Parties will work together to determine if products meet the Quality Standards for acceptance into the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program (QAP). Please note that this template is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent the complete version of the document, which … Read More

  • Lithium-ion Batteries Part II: Safety

    Technical Notes Issue 31

    Lithium-ion batteries are cost-effective, high capacity, and capable of long cycle life when properly used in off-grid products. They can, however, present a serious safety hazard if poorly manufactured or improperly charged and discharged. Good design practices can mitigate the danger from these batteries and should always be used for off-grid products. This Technical Note … Read More

  • Lithium-ion Batteries Part I: General Overview and 2019 Update

    Technical Notes Issue 30

    This Technical Note is a 2019 update on the current state of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. It describes the basic functional elements of Li-ion battery cells, compares several existing and emerging lithium-ion battery technologies, and provides a brief overview of safety, testing, and transportation issues involved in designing products with lithium-ion batteries. This Technical Note … Read More

  • PAYGo Market Attractiveness Index 2019

      PAYGo MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS INDEX (2019) Lighting Global has released the 2019 version of the Pay-As-You-Go Market Attractiveness Index (PAYGo MAI) for 24 countries across Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. The PAYGo MAI provides businesses, policymakers, and practitioners with a flexible and accessible tool that can be used to assess the profitability of a national … Read More