Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…Calculation This fee is charged in addition to either the base testing fees, the fee for a new product family, or the fee for a revised Spec Sheet/Spec Book. This fee will also be applied for recalculations of the Daily Energy Service values for renewals of product families when changes have been made to the family that could impact the Wh/day values. Benchmarking Analysis This fee covers the cost of performing a benchmarking analysis of a product…

The Future of Lighting Global

…tter from Russell Sturm & Dana Rysankova Colleagues, For more than a decade, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program has been at the forefront of the drive to expand access to modern solar energy services for people living without reliable grid electricity. Through Lighting Global, IFC and the World Bank have partnered to accelerate the development of the off-grid solar market, now reaching nearly 40 countries throughout Asia, Africa, the S…

The Symposium on the Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology for Off-grid Solar Products Was Successfully Held

…A – On September 16, on the occasion of the Fourth China Quality Conference, the “Symposium on the Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology for Off-grid Solar Products” jointly organized by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Project Team, Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Market Supervision and Shenzhen Technology University was held. The event was part of the “Shenzhen Quality Month” series of activities. Russell Sturm, Global Head…

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

…government’s Vision 30-30-30 which aims to generate 30GW of energy by 2030, 30 percent of which should come from renewable energy sources. Nigeria will also benefit from the Lighting Africa-supported Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) which aims to increase electricity access to households, businesses, and communities through modern off-grid electrification across Western Africa. As one of the two pilot countries under ROGEP, suita…

BLOG | How a New Set of Metrics Is Poised to Transform PAYGo Solar

…nd enable a more accessible profile for investors. For the past three years, the PAYGo PERFORM partners have collaborated with 600 colleagues from companies, investors and the broader PAYGo sector to design and pilot this new set of KPIs. The indicators include 36 standard metrics covering portfolio quality, unit and firm-level economics, and company operational indicators. Armed with these KPIs, the PAYGo industry will be well-positioned to usher…

Path to Profitability

…grid company through the P2P framework and provide an in-depth analysis of the company’s operation Recommendations & Implementation Plan = objective is to provide recommendations to off-grid solar firms based on the outcome of the workshop on areas it should target to improve its performance. An implementation plan can be developed together with company management to operationalize the recommendations PATH TO PROFITABILITY WORKSHOPS P2P workshops…

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

…g a better world by 2030, but also a vital tool for achieving all SDGs. Yet, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global estimates that over 700 million people worldwide lack access to electricity while a further 789 million people do not have reliable access to electricity. Lighting Global works to bring sustainable and affordable electricity to homes using off-grid renewable energy. Since the establishment of Lighting Africa in 2009, the precursor to…

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

…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 of households and businesses in developing countries. Like almost all industries, however, the OGS sector has also been badly hit by COVID-19. The first half of 2020 saw sales of off-grid solar lighting products fall to 3 million compared to 4.1 million in the f…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

SHENZHEN, CHINA – Today, the Chinese-language version of the International Electronics Commission (IEC) quality standards for stand-alone renewable energy products with power ratings less than or equal to 350 Watts is released. IEC/TS 62257-9-8:2020 is the second IEC document for renewable energy products to be released in Chinese language (with IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018 being the first in October 2019). “The publication of Chinese editions of the in…

PRESS RELEASE | 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

…nts since 2012. With 840 million people still lacking access to electricity, the growth of the off-grid solar industry is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG7) for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030. “The off-grid solar industry is instrumental for achieving universal electricity access,” said Riccardo Puliti, Global Director, Energy and Extractive Industries and Regional Director,…