In The News

Off-Grid Energy Has Key Role in Kenya’s New Electrification Strategy

21 December 2018 In The News, Projects Kenya

Off-Grid energy’s tremendous impacts – and potential for more – have been recognized in the newly launched (December 2018) Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES). KNES lays out a strategy for achieving universal electricity access for all Kenyans by 2022, which includes grid extension as well as off-grid solutions. The strategy, which was prepared with support … Read More

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