ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT | Solar Run Helps Consumers Access Energy with PAYGo Enabled Solutions

…and entertainment with solar-home-system-powered appliances. Photo © Solar Run Solar Run, a Chinese manufacturer, was among the first companies to sell PAYGo-enabled solar home systems, benefitting from increasingly matured integration and mobile payment technology in the sector. “As a young brand, we are determined to provide cost-effective product choices to end consumers. This approach allows consumers to try energy service with a low financial…

BLOG | Kerosene for home lighting: A key Indicator to prioritize Districts for Clean Energy Initiatives in India

…0.4 0.3 0.1 Arwal 1.3 94.6 3.7 0.3 0.1 0 Go To Top Table 3: Percentage of rural households using different sources of energy for lighting in Rajasthan Electricity Kerosene Solar energy Other oil Any other No lighting Total 58.3 39.3 0.8 0.4 0.3 1 Districts Ganganagar 69.4 27.8 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.7 Hanumangarh 69.3 29.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 Bikaner 40.1 54.1 2.7 0.5 0.6 1.9 Churu 58.4 40.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 Jhunjhunun 73.5 25.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 Alwar 72.8 25.9…

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

…panels more affordable than kerosene, the traditional source of energy in rural areas. Off-grid rural home-owners have little choice but to burn kerosene indoors at night to light homes after dark, leading to respiratory problems and fires. The average off-grid Kenyan spends $272 a year on energy, which includes $164 on kerosene, $36 on charging a cell phone (often times at charging kiosks), and $72 on batteries, as Bloomberg reported. M-Kopa say…

EVENT | Unlocking Solar Capital: PAYGO Financial Analysis & Reporting

…exico and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and Guatemala. Tobias Ruckstuhl, PERSISTENT Tobias Ruckstuhl focuses on bringing his deep financial and venture markets expertise in due diligence processes as well as providing expert advisory to investees from an investor’s perspective but also through taking on operational mandates in the form of interim CFO positions. Tobias holds a masters in international affairs from the University of St….

The Future of Lighting Global

…mission to reach the underserved. With hopes for light and access for all, Russell Sturm & Dana Rysankova   点亮全球的未来   国际金融公司(IFC)将停止对点亮全球的市场开发支持活动,将聚焦为离网太阳能行业动员投资,世界银行能源部门管理援助计划(ESMAP)将扩大点亮全球项目。 Russell Sturm 先生 和 Dana Rysankova 女士的致信 各位同仁: 十多年来,世界银行集团的点亮全球项目一直站在提供现代太阳能服务的最前沿,为生活在没有可靠电网供电地区的人口持续推进能源接入。通过点亮全球,国际金融公司和世界银行合作,加速发展离网太阳能市场,目前已覆盖亚洲、非洲、南太平洋以及美洲的近40个国家。国际金融公司与行业和当地各利益相关方紧密合作,共同构建市场;而世界银行支持各国政府打造政策扶持环境,提供融资措施,为市场的持续增长奠定良好的基础。 自2009年在肯尼亚启动第一…

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

…important – even for families connected to the grid, said Pamela Mukami Njeru, a community health volunteer in the central Mt. Kenya region. One in four Kenyans – mostly in rural areas – do not have access to electricity. Those who do face high costs and frequent blackouts due to an unreliable supply. As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to climb in Kenya, the lack of reliable power can be a matter of life and death, said Njeru, whose work i…

PRESS RELEASE | New Reporting Standards Could Energize the Off-Grid Solar Industry

…extend beyond energy access and climate change. “Low-income households in rural areas aren’t just off grid. They’re also one of the hardest populations to reach with financial services. PAYGo companies are bringing digital payments to rural communities and giving people a compelling reason to use these services. There’s an important financial inclusion aspect to PAYGo solar,” said Xavier Faz, lead of business models research at CGAP, a global par…

Product Testing Data

…al Results expired Feb 2020 Nuru Energy NL3-800 Results expired Apr 2017 Nuru Energy Nurulight NL3 Results expired Jul 2019 Nuru Energy Nuru Light + POWERCycle Results expired. Replaced by Nuru Light + PV Module Aug 2013 Nuru Energy Nuru Light + PV Module Results expired Oct 2014 One Degree Solar Bright1 Results expired Jan 2019 One Degree Solar BrightBox 2 Results expired Apr 2015 Off-Grid Electric M-POWER M30 Results expired July 2018 Off-Grid E…

A letter from Russell Sturm: The Hidden Face of Energy Poverty

…mpanies to lead the way to a safer, quieter, cleaner, and more affordable energy future for the hidden victims of non-functioning electric grids. Sincerely, Russell Sturm Head of Energy Access International Finance Corporation   READ THE REPORT…

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

…y development with standards and help “Made in China” go global. President Ruan Shuangchen mentioned that the needs of industrial development guides talent training, and he hoped that an exchange platform will be established through this symposium to accurately connect school education and enterprise demand, and to promote the building of talents in the field of off-grid solar energy in China. According to Russell Sturm, the establishment of Light…