News Archives 2015

  • solar-home-systemApply for Lighting Global Testing of Your Solar Home System Kit
  • December 11, 2015

    As we hope you have heard, Lighting Global and the regional programs (Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific) are now extending support to “plug-and-play” direct current (DC) solar home system kits. As of today, we are now accepting new products for testing. Though we are actively working to expand testing capacity, for the first several months,… Read More »

  • latest-productsLighting Global Extends Support to Solar Home System Kits
  • November 5, 2015

    In light of the growing market demand, Lighting Global and the regional World Bank Group Lighting programs, Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific, are now extending quality assurance testing and program support from pico-solar products to solar home system kits with power ranging up to 100 Watts. Since 2009, the programs have provided quality… Read More »

  • report-somaliaLighting Africa – Ethiopia launches Consumer Education Campaign targeting over 12 million Ethiopians
  • September 22, 2015

    In Addis Ababa Name: Alasdair Miller Phone: +251 11 517 6073 E-mail: amiller5@ifc.org Lighting Africa – Ethiopia launches Consumer Education Campaign targeting over 12 million Ethiopians Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 22, 2015 – Lighting Africa – Ethiopia, a World Bank Group program aimed at accelerating the development of the market for off-grid solar lighting products… Read More »

  • nigeriaPilot Project Confirms Benefits of Solar Lanterns to Maternal Care in Nigeria
  • August 10, 2015

    An estimated 36,000 women in Nigeria die each year during pregnancy or childbirth – equal to about 13% of maternal deaths worldwide. Numerous factors contribute to these tragic numbers, while potentially life-saving medical care is often hampered by the lack of adequate lighting after dark that plagues many rural health care centers. Without access to… Read More »

  • mobile-moneyMobile Money Catalyzes Clean Energy Uptake among Off-Grid Consumers, Study
  • May 18, 2015

    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 »

  • off-grid-show4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference & Exhibition, 26 / Oct / 2015
  • May 15, 2015

    The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the rapidly growing off-grid solar lighting and services industry. This year it will be co-organized by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) and the World Bank Group, in Dubai, UAE, on October 26-29, 2015. The event is expected to attract more than… Read More »

  • omnivoltaic-ovcampSix new solar products meet Lighting Global Standards
  • May 13, 2015

    Six new solar lighting products have met the Lighting Global Quality Standards in the past month bringing more choice to consumers not connected to the electric grid. The new products are as follows: The SSL 200 from solar lighting company DASOL, comes with four levels of lighting, the brightest of which provides about three hours… Read More »

  • pshs-7000New family of products: fosera Pico Solar Home Systems (PSHS)
  • March 24, 2015

    The fosera Pico Solar Home System (PSHS) product family have met the Lighting Global Quality Standards. The PSHS line of modular systems, which includes the PSHS 2800, PSHS 7000 and two other systems, are designed to power lights, mobile phones, radios and fans. The products enable a user to connect up to four of its… Read More »

  • performance-reportingNew Policy for Performance Reporting Requirements
  • March 18, 2015

    The Lighting Global team has released a new policy that presents requirements and guidelines for performance reporting on product packaging. The policy is intended to ensure that customers have access to the necessary information to make well-informed purchasing decisions. Going forward, every product that meets the Lighting Global Quality Standards  will need to display the… Read More »

  • Lighting-Africa-Program-Kicks-Off-in-NigeriaLighting Africa Program Kicks Off in Nigeria
  • March 10, 2015

    The Lighting Africa program, a joint initiative of IFC and the World Bank, was today launched in Nigeria where it will help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30 percent of Nigeria’s population who live in rural areas, and have low incomes and no access to grid electricity. Lighting Africa… Read More »

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