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Investing in the off-grid solar sector: What you need to know

The off-grid industry has emerged in recent years as an important sector to contribute to increased access to modern energy in developing countries. Its impact extends as well to job creation, financial inclusion and business opportunities for hundreds of SMEs along several supply chains. The industry is made up of a myriad of players situated at different stages of development –each with a different financing need. In order for the industry to develop,...

Off-Grid Solar. A Growth Engine for Jobs.

This report finds the off-grid solar energy industry is generating thousands of jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia. The research was realized with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and vivideconomics.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2018 (Sales and Impact Data)

Read the latest report on off-grid solar sales and impact data. Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group's Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

Providing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: Guidance for Governments

This guide was developed by GOGLA with the support of the joint World Bank/IFC Lighting Global Program, the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, Sustainable Energy for All, and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It reflects these organizations' shared views with regards to key policy and regulatory issues in the standalone, off-grid solar sector. The guide was revised in November 2018 and includes a complete data revision, new sections on job creation and national electrification planning, updated references and the latest tips for further readingCliquez ici pour la version française.

Standardized Impact Metrics for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Sector

The GOGLA Impact Working Group has used the best available research to develop a set of metrics that companies and investors can use to estimate the impact of their businesses or investments. Updated in September 2018, the metric framework covers a range of off-grid solar technology sizes and seven thematic areas. You can also...

Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

This new GOGLA report presents compelling data on the economic impact of off-grid solar systems: nearly 60% of households using small scale-solar power in East Africa report a rise in economic activity. You can also download the Executive Summary.

GOGLA Equity Academy – Briefing Note

This briefing note intends to guide users through the typical stages of seed- to early-stage financing in the off-grid solar (OGS) sector, as well as provide insight and examples of key investment terms and equity valuation practices that are most appropriate for early stage companies operating in this industry.

Investing in the off-grid solar sector: What you need to know

The off-grid industry has emerged in recent years as an important sector to contribute to increased access to modern energy in developing countries. Its impact extends as well to job creation, financial inclusion and business opportunities for hundreds of SMEs along several supply chains. The industry is made up of a myriad of players situated at different stages of development –each with a different financing need. In order for the industry to develop,...

Consumer Protection Insights. Learnings and recommendations from the GOGLA Consumer Protection Code

During the development of the Consumer Protection Principles and Indicators, a consumer insights study was conducted with several GOGLA members to understand the challenges and risks faced by consumers and explore how companies can work with the Code to address these issues.

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Consumer Protection

The most important and powerful tool of any industry association is the expression of an official Industry Opinion. The Industry Opinion on consumer protection states that it is essential to ensure that growth objectives remain fully aligned with consumer interests to retain the full confidence of consumers, investors, governments and other stakeholders. GOGLA and its members are committed to consumer protection and recommend that companies join their commitment in taking industry-wide...

E-Waste Toolkit Module 2 Briefing Note - Design for Reduction of Waste

This Briefing Note identifies tools and strategies to reduce waste in the off-grid solar sector. It takes a holistic approach, recognising that it is most effective and efficient to start by not producing waste. It explores product, services and business models that can reduce waste and includes case studies of four innovative companies and products. Learn more in the GOGLA e-waste toolkit.

Off-Grid Solar. A Growth Engine for Jobs.

This report finds the off-grid solar energy industry is generating thousands of jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia. The research was realized with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and vivideconomics.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2018 (Sales and Impact Data)

Read the latest report on off-grid solar sales and impact data. Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group's Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

GOGLA Annual Report 2018

Learn more about the key highlights of our work in 2018.

How we help our members go further, faster

Read more about GOGLA's work in this brochure.

Productive use of off-grid solar: appliances and solar water pumps as drivers of growth

The off-grid solar sector is increasingly enabling the productive use of off-grid solar appliances. This briefing note examines the potential impact of off-grid solar products on customers’ economic productivity – and thus income and employment – with a focus on solar water pumps.

Energizing job creation: employment opportunities along the off-grid solar value chain

This briefing note explores the nature of jobs being created by the off-grid solar sector. It describes the breadth of employment opportunities created, how jobs are split across the value chain, whether they are high, medium or low skilled, whether they are based in urban or rural areas, and whether women are accessing off-grid solar employment opportunities. Insights cover four regions: East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and South Asia. Data for this research was gathered via a...

Country Brief - Uganda

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Togo

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Rwanda

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Nigeria

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Niger

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Madagascar

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Lesotho

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Kenya

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Ethiopia

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Country Brief - Benin

The GOGLA Country Briefs are a series of briefing notes that provide a high-level overview of the status of different countries’ off-grid solar markets, as well as relevant policies and programs.

Peering into the future. India and the solar standalone products market

Prepared by cKinetics, this GOGLA-commissioned report reveals the Indian market for solar lanterns and solar home systems is expected to grow to a size of up to USD 327 million by 2023.

Accès à l'énergie par le biais d’installations solaires hors réseau : Document d'information à destination des gouvernements

Ce document a été élaboré par GOGLA, l'association mondiale du secteur de l'énergie solaire hors réseau, avec le soutien de la Société financière internationale qui relève de la Banque mondiale, du programme Lighting Global, de l'initiative Power Africa, de l'initiative Sustainable Energy for All et de la Banque africaine de développement. Ce document reflète...

Providing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: Guidance for Governments

This guide was developed by GOGLA with the support of the joint World Bank/IFC Lighting Global Program, the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, Sustainable Energy for All, and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It reflects these organizations' shared views with regards to key policy and regulatory issues in the standalone, off-grid solar sector. The guide was revised in November 2018 and includes a complete data revision, new sections on job creation and national electrification planning, updated references and the latest tips for further readingCliquez ici pour la version française.

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