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

…st Methods and/or revised Quality Standards, provide comments through this online 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 d…

VACANCY | Communications Consultant (China)

…and externally. Preparing presentations as requested (both in English and Mandarin); Managing events in and around China for engagement with relevant stakeholders. (i.e. event logistics, calendar coordination, presentation materials, publication development, booth management, speaker coordination, or any other event management activities that may arise); Preparing and managing communication materials in Mandarin, includes but not limited to trans…

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…

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…

An Emerging Market for Off-Grid Solar’s Newest Frontier: PULSE

…suffers from food insecurity. PULSE solutions can help meet the growing demand for food through increased productivity and reductions in post-harvest losses. Increase farm productivity : Most land in SSA is tilled, ploughed, and weeded by human hands (65%) or animal power (25%). The use of machines could increase yields substantially by increasing efficiency up to five-fold or more. Create employment opportunities : Agriculture sustains the livel…

Apply to Test your Solar Home System Kit

…to one of our two designated test labs for this project (one lab is in Germany and the other is in the US). Thank you to all who submitted comments on the draft Quality Standards for solar home system kits and completed our survey regarding the manufacturing process. We are reviewing the comments in detail, and we will provide responses to the stakeholder feedback in the coming weeks. The Quality Standards against which your product will be evalu…

PAYG Insight Series: Sales Agent Network Management

…Agent Network A set of critical operational questions is at the center of managing agent networks,including: (i) how should companies allocate their agents to the market? (ii) how should companies compensate their salesforce? (iii) how should firms support and monitor the performance of their agents? 1. The Agent to Market Conundrum: Who Goes Where? Companies need to decide how to appropriately allocate their agents to the right market. For some…

GOGLA REPORT: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

…ergy for all by 2030’. Koen Peters, Executive Director of GOGLA said: “The net economic and social benefits off-grid solar are a huge opportunity for national governments of the developing world. We call on policy makers, treasury and energy departments to work together with off-grid companies, banks and institutions to breakdown barriers to off-grid solar and build a pathway to accelerate energy access.” Currently, 1 billion people across Africa…

Our Partners

…velopment Partners Lighting Global and related country programs in Asia and Africa are implemented in partnership with the following in alphabetical order: Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA), Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), Finland, France, Germany, Global Environment Facility (gef), Hungary, Iceland, IKEA Foundation, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Scaling up Ren…

Apply to Test Your Solar Home System Kit

…is in place. Our objective for this second round of testing is to cast our net wide to be as inclusive and representative as possible in recognition of the emerging product offerings. We will consider all products whose applications arrive before the March 16th deadline. We plan to use a randomized lottery system that is weighted to ensure we select products that represent a variety of battery chemistries, system sizes, payment methods, and system…