This report provides an assessment of the off-grid solar market in Niger, and makes recommendations for the design of market-based solutions. The report looks at selected customer segments, including private households, public institutions, large- and small-scale irrigation schemes, crop processing, water provision and public street lights, and assesses the market potential for each. Overall, the study … Read More
The Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) – previously known as the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) – aims to increase access to sustainable electricity services in the fifteen ECOWAS member countries and four additional countries (namely Cameroon, Chad, Mauritania and Central African Republic) for households, businesses, and in some instances public health and education … Read More
The World Bank and IFC jointly launched the Lighting Africa program, with the aim of providing modern lighting and energy products by 2030 to 250 million people who currently live off the grid. This case study outlines the challenges of the power situation in Kenya and highlights gender-smart solutions for women entrepreneurs to unlock the … Read More
A quick snapshot of why, how, and where, we do what we do.
This brochure provides a brief overview of the Lighting Africa program, including its approach and history. It replaces a previous version of the brochure published in 2015 to reflect new program-countries and updated results.
Launched in 2016, the overall goal of Lighting Africa/Tanzania is to contribute to the development of a commercial market for quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems (SHS). The target is to enable access to cleaner and safer off-grid lighting and energy for 6.5 million people in Tanzania by end 2019 – focusing predominantly on … Read More
This is the tax exemption decree that went into effect in Niger in September 2017, waiving import taxes and VAT on all renewable energy products.
This poster showing different types of solar lamps and their benefits was part of a consumer education campaign in Senegal.
A lively read for companies, investors, governments, and other key players interested in the opportunities and challenges presented by the dynamic off-grid solar market. The report tracks the groundbreaking technological advances and innovative business models which have emerged to transform the lives of millions through affordable modern solar energy services. This is the third in … Read More
Ceci est le deuxième numéro de la série de la bande dessinée « Spotlight ». Lighting Africa a commandé cette série afin qu’elle soit utilisée comme un outil de sensibilisation du consommateur, qui à la fois divertit et enseigne sur les avantages et l’utilisation de produits solaires hors réseau. Dans la série, le journaliste Ace … Read More