Tanzania

Lighting Africa/Tanzania leads the way in Pico PV standards awareness

30 April 2018 | In The News, Products & Quality Assurance

In September 2017, with support from the World Bank Group, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) officially adopted the Lighting Global Quality Standards for Pico solar products as mandatory standards for all imported solar Pico products in Tanzania. These standards include benchmarks for product quality, warranties, and performance reporting requirements. In order to pave way … Read More

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Deep Dive Supply Chain Report, Tanzania

01 November 2017 | Market Intelligence & Trends

Launched in 2016, the overall goal of Lighting Africa/Tanzania is to contribute to the development of a commercial market for quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems (SHS). The target is to enable access to cleaner and safer off-grid lighting and energy for 6.5 million people in Tanzania by end 2019 – focusing predominantly on … Read More

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Lighting Africa/Tanzania Launches New Campaign to Promote Solar Lighting and Energy

24 October 2017 | Program Information

Last week, Lighting Africa announced the launch of a two-year consumer education campaign in Tanzania to promote solar off-grid lighting and energy products in rural communities not connected to the grid. Solar energy and lighting products are seeing increasing demand in Tanzania, a country where most rural households depend on low quality solar lanterns and … Read More

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Tanzania – Market Intelligence Report

01 December 2013 | Market Intelligence & Trends

This study provides information on the utilization and cost of current forms of lighting found amongst the “Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)” population in Tanzania, the off-grid lighting products that have been introduced into the market, consumer attitudes towards these products, and the supply and distribution chains that deliver them to the rural and peri-urban … Read More

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‘Word of Honor’ secures loans for solar lights

17 May 2012 | Program Information

For rural communities without electricity, lighting the home can be costly and challenging.  Although well priced solar products are available on the market, their cost is often beyond the reach of many rural consumers. The NGO Appropriate Rural Technology Institute of Tanzania (ARTI-TZ) has figured out how to provide credit to help rural consumers buy … Read More

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Note de rapport de Politique – Tanzanie

01 January 2012 | Market Intelligence & Trends

Cette note est le résumé d’un rapport préparé par Lighting Africa en vue d’identifier les principales barrières politiques à l’adoption de produits et services d’éclairage moderne en Tanzanie, et propose des recommandations afin de les atténuer. Parmi les principales barrières le rapport mentionne une mise en oeuvre des politiques relativement lente, un manque de soutien … Read More

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Lighting Africa Policy Report Note – Tanzania

01 January 2012 | Market Intelligence & Trends

This note summarizes a report prepared by Lighting Africa to identify key policy barriers to the adoption of modern lighting products and services in Tanzania, and offers recommendations for their mitigation. Among barriers the report lists a relatively slow rate of policy implementation, a lack of support for aggressive scale-up of rural energy initiatives, the … Read More

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Targeting Schools to Reach Whole Communities

10 June 2011 | Projects

Referring to climbing fuel prices, Dr. Moody, a local doctor, businessman and resident of Mafia Island off the southeast coast of Tanzania, said “not many families can use kerosene at home now.” The majority of Mafia Island’s 50,000 residents do not have access to electricity and while charcoal is widely used for cooking, lighting from … Read More

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