IFC Launches South-to-South Solar Power Project to Light Up Papua New Guinea

…ods by studying or setting up small enterprises.” Today’s launch of the IFC-commissioned Lighting PNG Off-Grid Lighting Market Analysis on needs and opportunities in PNG’s off-grid lighting market shows the country is poised for strong growth in solar devices, which is being driven by widespread need, high prices of other available power sources such as kerosene, and often difficult-to-access power supplies. IFC will further support high-quality o…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…ith 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 international standards will play a positive role in further promoting the use of IEC off-grid quality standards in China and align manufacturers with the regulatory re…

Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…are included is charged a single base fee. Note: VeraSol will waive the $300 market entry base fee for new customers submitting their first product for certification Sampling (per event, could vary by location) Samples required for testing are selected by a party appointed by CLASP following the procedure laid out in the Product Sampling Policy. The cost per sampling event is $450. Therefore, if multiple sampling events are scheduled to take plac…

Lighting Asia/India’s Consumer Awareness Campaign wins 4 awards at the Flame Awards 2016!

…areness of quality assured solar lighting products was implemented across 9000 + villages in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during November 2014 – December 2015. The campaign reached more than 2,00,000 people comprising men, women, children and retailers across these villages through mobile van units, women groups meetings, school connect program and a retailer contact initiative. Campaign video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBc…

Reuters | Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

…for a fee,” she said, adding that they pay 20 to 50 Kenyan shillings ($0.19-0.46). “There is no money out there. I do not know what I could be using to buy kerosene if I had not installed this solar unit.” With extreme weather and the economic impact of COVID-19 plunging many Kenyans into darkness, alternative energy sources are increasingly important – even for families connected to the grid, said Pamela Mukami Njeru, a community health volunteer…

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

…d Solar Forum and Expo where President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed more than 1200 participants today. The full report will be available in March, 2020. READ THE REPORT ####### About the Market Trends Report The Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is a biennial flagship report, published by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program in cooperation with GOGLA and support from the Energy Sector Management Assistant Program (ESMAP). The Report…

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Latest Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Reveals USD 922 Million Has Been Raised Since 2012, While an Estimated 130 million Products Have Been Sold to Date, Reaching 360 Million People with Life-Changing Technology

…ogy, finance, policy and social impacts during the opening plenary to the 600+ industry stakeholders in attendance. One of the key findings of the report is the dynamic growth of solar devices over the past decade: an estimated 130 million off-grid solar products have been sold globally since 2010, ranging from small portable lanterns to 100+ Watt solar home systems capable of powering appliances such as TVs and fans. Selling in over 100 countries…

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…products. Over 42 million quality verified products have been sold since 2009. Since then, about 47 million metric tons of CO2e** have been avoided due to the use of quality verified products. Learn more about our impact. The strength of the Lighting Global program comes from a programmatic approach addressing specific needs across the supply chain. The program toolkit includes: Quality Assurance: In order to protect consumers from poor-quality p…

Off-Grid Solar Market Returns to Robust Growth, According to Latest Sector Report

…have access to Tier 2 energy services through off-grid solar products: 350,000 more than in the same period of 2016. The latest edition in this series of semi-annual sales reports uses data provided by 67 GOGLA members and companies whose products meet Lighting Global quality standards. These companies represent an estimated 30 per cent of the total off-grid solar market, and have sold 34.8 million off-grid solar lighting and energy products since…