Market Intelligence & Trends

Mobile Money Catalyzes Clean Energy Uptake among Off-Grid Consumers, Study

18 May 2015 Market Intelligence & Trends

Mobile money is dramatically accelerating uptake of clean energy solutions among cash-strained off-grid consumers in developing countries, according to a new study by the IFC/World Bank Lighting Global program. By providing financing and increasing connectivity throughout the supply chain, mobile money has led to the birth of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business models that are enabling off-grid … Read More

New Studies Published on Off-Grid Lighting in West Africa

14 January 2015 Market Intelligence & Trends

Three new studies have been published to help policy makers navigate the off-grid lighting policy process. The publications focus on West Africa where 178 million people are not connected to the electricity grid. The first study, Life for Life: Identifying and Reducing the Health and Safety Impacts of Fuel-Based Lighting, compiles and synthesizes information on the … Read More

IFC-World Bank Study Establishes Significant Climate Benefit of Solar Lighting Products

24 September 2014 Market Intelligence & Trends, Products & Quality Assurance

A new research study published by the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program finds that replacing all kerosene lamps in use with solar lights would reduce the equivalent of 5 percent annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, or 12 percent of India’s annual emissions. The study confirms that modern solar lighting products designed for … Read More

Two New GSMA Reports Released

06 January 2012 Market Intelligence & Trends

GSMA’s Green Power for Mobile (GPM) program published its bi-annual report, with the support of the International Financial Corporation (IFC), and in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands. The fifth edition summarizes the developments within the program and the sector. It focuses on key trends for success within Green Power for Mobile; innovation from … Read More

Putting Household Energy on the Climate Change Agenda

14 December 2011 Market Intelligence & Trends

The African Energy Ministers Conference, Road to Durban: Promoting Sustainable Energy Access in Africa, that took place in Johannesburg on September 15-16, 2011, recognized the potential of low-cost household energy solutions, such as solar LED lighting, in advancing its access for energy agenda. Lighting Africa and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organized a side … Read More

New energy policy in the making in Kenya

30 November 2011 Market Intelligence & Trends Kenya

Lighting Africa facilitated the Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) stakeholder deliberations on the Kenyan draft National Energy Policy, on 29 November in Nairobi. Key stakeholders in the energy sector, such as KEREA, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the Kenyan Investment Authority, GIZ, Carbon Africa, UNIDO and the Independent Power Producers met to make comments on the … Read More