Resource Type

  • Path to Profitability

    Path to Profitability Toolkit (Part One)

    In this knowledge series, you will find a unique framework and methodology to bottom-up analysis for operational mapping and related financial considerations. The core of this work centers on carving out the retail / branch level unit as the last link in the value chain (unit level P&L), and performing economic analysis that considers rural … Read More

  • PAYGo Market Attractiveness Index

    In order to help broaden the reach of the PAYG business model, IFC has developed a Market Attractiveness Index that provides companies with granular data to inform market entry strategies for 14 countries in Africa. The Index is based on various high-quality datasets covering critical aspects of the commercial opportunity and enabling environment conditions for … Read More

  • Technical Guides for the KPI Framework

    The KPI Framework seeks to improve information flow between investors and companies in the PAYGo industry by establishing standardized definitions and reporting standards. The KPIs are not designed to replace an appropriate appraisal process and an investment officer, however they will allow for a more structured assessment and comparable values. However, given the highly variable … Read More

  • Procurement of Stand-alone Solar Kits for Humanitarian Aid

    This Technical Note provides guidance on procuring pico-solar and solar home system (SHS) kits for humanitarian aid. It presents the relevance of the Lighting Global Quality Standards, key procurement considerations, and a step-by-step procurement guide.

  • January – June 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

    Every six months, Lighting Global and GOGLA  publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report. The market intelligence series is based on sales data collected from GOGLA members and Lighting Global associates. The global market share of these affiliates is around 30% for pico products (<11 Wp) and 60-80% for larger systems. To download previous sales … Read More

  • Upcoming Pico-PV Quality Standards – To be issued December 1, 2018

    This document presents the revised Lighting Global Quality Standards for pico-solar products that will take effect on December 1, 2018. The revised standards, which now include requirements for ports and circuit protection, are available to help manufacturers prepare for compliance. Additional minor changes may be included in the final version issued in December. All products that … Read More

  • Change Log for Quality Standards

    This document presents a list of all the changes made to the Quality Standards over time. Table 1 describes the changes made to the standards for pico-PV products (products with a peak PV power of 10 W or less). Table 2 describes the changes made to the standards for solar home system (SHS) kits (products … Read More

  • New Standardized Specification Sheets for Quality-Verified Products

    The Lighting Global Quality Assurance team is seeking feedback on a revised design of the Standardized Specification Sheets (Spec Sheets) for Lighting Global quality-verified products. With the transition to using the new version of the test methods (IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018, ed. 4), the Spec Sheets can now report additional information about product performance and capabilities. The … Read More

  • Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards

    This document describes the Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits, which set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. Kits covered by these Standards must have a peak power of 350 W or less and a DC voltage of 24 V or less. [Note, products 10 W and smaller are … Read More

  • 太阳能家用系统质量标准 (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

    本文件描述了家用太阳能系统的质量标准。该质量标准设定了产品质量、耐用性和广告真实性的基准要求,以保护消费者权益。该质量标准覆盖的太阳能系统必须是“即插即用”类型的,最大功率不超过350W, 直流电压不超过24V。[注:功率小于15W的产品可以根据微型太阳能产品质量标准来评估。] 产品是否符合质量标准是根据实验室检测结果来判定的。实验室采用点亮全球家用太阳能系统质量测试方法(QTM)对产品进行测试。符合质量标准的产品将得到标准产品规格表(Specifications Sheet)和证书(Verification Letter),并会被发布在点亮全球的网站上: 最新版本的质量标准可以从下面的链接下载。质量标准已经翻译成中文,但如果中文版本和英文版本有理解或释义上的出入,以英文版本为准。