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Narrowing the Energy Gap: Mobisol Receives IFC Investment Boost

26 January 2017 Products & Quality Assurance, Program Information Kenya

Less than a quarter of households in Kenya are connected to the national electric grid, but solar energy solutions are narrowing the energy gap. Thirty percent of unconnected households are now using decentralized solar energy solutions – placing it among the countries with the highest rates of off-grid solar usage. This statistic is particularly striking … Read More

Improving the accuracy of our impact reporting through the Multi-Tier Framework

01 November 2016 Products & Quality Assurance, Program Information

Why 59.9 million is equal to 15.8 million Access to modern, reliable energy is crucial to sustainable development. This fact underpins not only the mission of our work – to provide energy access to an additional 250 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 – but has also been codified in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development … Read More

Off-Grid Solar Lighting Up Ethiopia

11 September 2016 Program Information Ethiopia

For the millions of people living in remote rural areas of Ethiopia who lack access to the power grid or cannot afford electricity, solar energy represents an important first step on the energy access ladder. Instead of relying on kerosene, candles, dry cell batteries and other fossil fuel-based sources of power, they can now turn to … 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

Lighting Global Extends Support To Solar Home System Kits

05 November 2015 Products & Quality Assurance

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