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

…being done by the company to replace damaged power lines or to upgrade the network to connect new customers. SLOW START Wanja had hoped to be one of them. She applied for an electricity connection in 2016, but local officials said her application was turned down because she lived too far from the main road. Worried the kerosene lamps she used for lighting could cause a fire or the toxic fumes would harm her children’s health, she decided to put so…

Greenlight Partners with Angaza to Launch PAYG Consumer Platform

…rchasing pattern,” says Anish Thakkar, CEO and co-founder of Greenlight Planet. Greenlight Planet begun piloting the Sun King™ Eco Easy Buy lights using the PAYG model in January 2015. According to Lesley Silverthorn Marincola, CEO of Angaza Design, the company’s PAYG platform capitalizes on trends in mobile phone and mobile banking infrastructure to remove the upfront price barrier to solar and other modern sources of energy. Angaza enables custo…

Call for comments on draft Test Methods and Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits

…ine form. To enable you to prepare responses in advance of filling out the online form, the questions are listed in this document, however, all comments must be submitted through the online form.   Comments must be received by Friday, September 25th in order for them to be considered for inclusion in our submission to the IEC. Please note that it will take time for the document to move through the IEC process. Comments received after September 25…

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

…f the world’s most successful mobile payment services. By some estimates, 95% of Kenyan adults use it to buy goods and services, and a third of Kenya’s GDP flows through it every year. Moore and Hughes’ idea was to use a mobile payment system like M-Pesa as the backbone for offering credit to people who didn’t have bank accounts or full-time jobs. They decided to use it to create a pay-as-you-go financing system for solar panels, efficient lights…

Request for Expression of Interest to identify organizations to run an Off-Grid Energy Products Certification Body

…hallenges. This report is available on the Lighting Global website at this link. Report titled “Analysis of the Potential Future of the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program.” This report was prepared by Navigant Consulting with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Global LEAP initiative and is available at this link. In response to this REOI, organizations may apply in association with others or alone. Interested organizatio…

We are hiring program managers (Pakistan / Afghanistan and Myanmar/Papua New Guinea)

…ing Global umbrella. For more information and to apply, please follow this link: https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC%20Careers/Career%20Opportunities/CareerOpportunityPlaceHolder?JobReqNo=160355 2. Program Manager Lighting Myanmar and Papua New Guinea IFC East Asia Pacific is seeking a Program Manager (PM) to oversee and manage the Lighting Myanmar and Lighting PNG/ Digicel Solar Programs. The po…

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Call for Comments on Integration of Test Methods and Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits

…ar Products and SHS Kits“. You may also wish to reference the Lighting Global Solar Home System Kit Quality Assurance Protocols and the most recent versions of the Pico-PV Quality Standards and SHS Kit Quality Standards which are all linked above. 2. Provide your feedback in the online form. All comments must be submitted through this online form no later than Friday, June 17. We thank you for your time and look forward to your feedback. If you ha…

VACANCY | Communications Consultant (China)

…content for Lighting Global Chinese platforms, including interaction with online audiences; Proactive and reactive media management of Lighting Global social media presence on relevant social media platforms (i.e. WeChat, Baidoo, etc. ) Monitoring Chinese-language media for references to Lighting Global, leadership and related programs, leveraging mentions internally and externally. Preparing presentations as requested (both in English and Mandar…

Call for Comments: Proposal to Submit Quality Standards to the IEC

…cks and risks. We welcome your comments on whether the Quality Standards should be submitted to the IEC. To provide feedback: Please review the stakeholder memo that presents the Call for Comments on the “Proposal to submit the Quality Standards to the IEC.” Provide your feedback in the online form. All comments must be submitted through this online form no later than Friday, June 30, 2017. We thank you for your time and look forward to your feedb…