In The News

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

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

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

Sierra Leone to benefit from US$200 million electrification project

01 December 2017 In The News, Program Information Burkina Faso

Sierra Leone is among nineteen countries in West Africa that will benefit from a regional off-grid electrification project that will provide beneficiary countries with needed support to foster a sustainable and scalable off-grid solar energy market to meet the electrification needs of its unserved populations under the Lighting Africa Program, supported by the World Bank … Read More

A Quality Assurance Framework for Solar System Installations at Public Facilities in West Africa

14 November 2017 In The News, Products & Quality Assurance Nigeria

Courtesy of Schatz Energy Resource Center. By Meg Harper The Schatz Center and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), with support from the World Bank through Lighting Africa, are working collaboratively with government partners in Nigeria and Niger to develop a new approach for the procurement, installation, and long-term maintenance of … Read More

Lighting Africa Featured In African Business Magazine

10 June 2016 In The News

The May 2016 issue of African Business Magazine had a special focus on the “energy revolution” taking place in Africa. One of the articles highlighted the latest Lighting Global Market Trends report, which said that an estimated 35 million people in Africa had gained access to basic energy services since Lighting Africa’s first pilot in … Read More

Lighting Africa Featured In International Innovation’s Energy Focus Week

03 May 2016 In The News, Program Information

Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service Since 2007, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Africa programme has enabled over 35 million people across the continent to access clean, safe and affordable lighting and energy. Communications Lead Jennifer Lynch describes how these renewable energy options are increasing savings and drastically improving living standards. … Read More

L’éclairage hors réseau – Une bonne piste pour le Sénégal

14 November 2012 In The News Senegal

Cet article de l’EnQuête+ met l’accent sur le potentiel de l’éclairage hors réseau au Sénégal. Selon l’article, ce mode d’éclairage peut offrir une solution à un grand nombre de sénégalais qui ne sont pas connectés au réseau d’électricité et aider le pays à atteindre l’objectif d’électrification rurale de 50% en 2017. Lire l’article ici.