News Archives 2012

  • Plan to minimize pollution by clean lighting products in the offing
  • December 22, 2012

    Lighting Global has started to review the environmental and waste impacts of off-grid lighting products – a work that will result in a Strategic Product Life-cycle Management Plan next June. Two firms, Talent with Energy Pty Ltd and Lighting Management Consultants (LMC), have been contracted to steer and facilitate this process, which begun with three… Read More »

  • LuminaNET: Join the new global off-grid knowledge sharing network
  • December 20, 2012

    The Lumina Project in November launched LuminaNET, a global social network for the off-grid lighting community to share knowledge, discuss emerging technologies and business models and to draw on each other’s expertise to solve problems related to their work in clean energy. LuminaNET has already attracted more than 150 members from 28 countries. Members include… Read More »

  • Solux Vision: From Assembly to Full Production within Africa
  • German solar lantern developer Solux Service GmbH has helped set up more than 60 solar lantern assembly workshops worldwide, most of them in Africa since 1996 in a drive to transfer knowhow and build the continent’s capacity to manufacture clean modern lights locally. Solux Service GmbH opened its most recent assembly workshops earlier this year… Read More »

  • d.light Celebrates Reaching 10 million People with Solar Lighting
  • American solar lantern manufacturer d.light design celebrated its fifth year in the off-grid lighting business with an announcement that its products have reached 10 million people worldwide. A quarter of these are school-aged children who no longer have to rely on the low quality lighting from hazardous kerosene lanterns or candles. d.light aims to positively… Read More »

  • Azuri Technologies recognized for global sustainability role
  • Solar lantern manufacturer and distributor Azuri Technologies is the overall winner of the Sustainia Award, a new global award that honors ideas, solutions or technologies that are expected to significantly contribute towards a sustainable future. Azuri was granted use of “Nobel Sustainability supported Clean Tech Company 2012” in its marketing and communication materials. The company… Read More »

  • ToughStuff launches million dollar fund to accelerate solar uptake
  • ToughStuff has launched a 1 million dollar Solar Distribution Innovation Facility (SDIF), co-funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), to accelerate adoption of solar energy in Eastern Africa. The facility will aim to provide a sustainable financing mechanism for distributors, wholesalers and retailers enabling them to better stock up and to… Read More »

  • Barefoot Power’s Lighting Project Registered for Carbon Finance
  • As part of its mission to provide 10 million people with clean affordable lighting by 2015, Barefoot Power has successfully registered its Program of Activities under the UN Clean Development Mechanism. This will allow Barefoot Power to turn the ‘kerosene savings’ achieved by using its solar lanterns into carbon credits. “Carbon finance and carbon credits… Read More »

  • Kenya: New Market Analysis Affirms Kerosene Importance in Lighting Homes
  • December 19, 2012

    Lighting Global has published a second Market Intelligence Note focused on the Kenya Household Fuel Use. This market analysis derives from the 2005/06 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey on the expenditure for lighting fuels and the adoption of solar home systems among Kenyan households. It is aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, and academics interested in the… Read More »

  • Multinationals make an entry into African off-grid lighting market
  • The phenomenal growth of sales of portable lighting products in Africa has caught the attention of multinationals such as TOTAL, Philips and Schneider Electric, and drawn them into a market that has been largely dominated by social entrepreneurs. Oil producer and marketer TOTAL, which boasts an extensive distribution network with 3,500 retail service stations in… Read More »

  • Lighting Africa’s Consumer Education Campaign wins Kenyan Marketing Award
  • December 18, 2012

    Lighting Africa’s Songa Mbele na Solar (get ahead with solar) consumer education campaign has won the Marketing Society of Kenya’s best experiential campaign award in the NGO/Government category. The award recognizes marketing creativity, innovation and utilization of marketing best practice. In its evaluation, the Marketing Society of Kenya took into consideration the quality of materials… Read More »