Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…, one shall be treated as an additional component to the original product. Information about PAYG testing is available in the Quality Assurance for Pay As You Go (PAYG) Energy Systems Policy on the VeraSol website. Additional Fees per New Product Family This fee applies when a new product family is created. The fee covers the cost of calculating the Daily Energy Service in Wh/day for up to three kits in the family. Additional fees are charged per…

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

…rgy access a front-burner issue. Lighting Africa studies indicate that low-income households in Africa spend up to $17 billion annually on expensive but low-quality, unsafe lighting alternatives. Today, close to 600 million people in Africa are without access to electricity. This number represents 60 percent of the world’s 789 million people who do not have any access to electricity. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 530 million…

The Future of Lighting Global

…ogether demonstrating that we have met our objective to create a self-sustaining market.   The Future of Lighting Global Within this ecosystem, IFC will now wind down its market development support activities under Lighting Global this June, as planned. The World Bank, under the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), will continue supporting our Lighting Global activities, as we evolve to the next stage, with increased emphasis on sc…

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

…not unexpected given the supply chain disruptions, national lock-downs and income losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the knock to the off-grid solar (OGS) sector is a concern. Nearly 800 million people are still living in energy poverty and off-grid solutions are critical for achieving universal energy access. Sales Impact The impact of COVID-19 on sales varied across companies and regional markets. The effect of stringent measu…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…e objective of the collaboration, which will in the future also include training and capacity building for manufacturers.   ###   About Lighting Global Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s initiative to rapidly increase access to off-grid solar energy for the 840 million people living without electricity worldwide. Lighting Global – managed by IFC and the World Bank – works with manufacturers, distributors, governments, and other development…

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

…air for the joint working group for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems within the IEC. He notes that “Adoption and publication of IEC 62257-9-8 will enable even more widespread implementation of these standards by national governments, development agencies, and the private sector, thereby contributing to a harmonized approach to quality assurance, safety, and consumer protection for this growing and dynamic sector”. Jacobson continued adding, “Bec…

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

…vices. This innovative approach to off-grid electrification is helping low-income customers around the globe to save money, earn more income and enjoy improved health, safety and overall life quality. Now, a decade after the first PAYGo customers had their lights turned on, explosive growth and an incredible influx of capital have transformed what was once a handful of scrappy start-ups into a crowded and rapidly maturing global industry. But this…

Fragile and Conflict States

…’s humanitarian and emergency response system. Our support has included: Joining the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE), a consortium that brings together humanitarian agencies and energy experts to share knowledge and ideas; Drafting key off-grid solar suggestions for the Global Plan of Action (GPA) – a framework recommending accelerated progress toward the vision of safe access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services…

Path to Profitability

…supports increased profitability at various phases including launching, refining, or pivoting. P2P is also ideal for investors and donors looking to better understand and assess unit economic performance of prospective or current portfolio companies. BACKGROUND AND RESPONSE The off-grid solar industry has entered a new stage of development that requires substantial investment to progress to the next level. To access this working capital, firm-leve…

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

…s sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunities and help consumers save money. To find out more, go to www.gogla.org.   Contacts: In the United States: Rwaida Gharib +1 (202) 573-7386 rgharib@ifc.org   In Nairobi: Grace Wangui Thuo +254 722 667505 gthuo@ifc.org   For more information, please visit: www.lightingglobal.org   新报告指出:离网太阳能产业已经成长为年价值17.5亿美元的市场   2020年2月18日,肯尼亚内罗毕讯 – 世界银行集团(World Bank Group…