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Employment opportunities in an evolving market. Off-grid solar: creating high-value employment in key markets

This briefing note provides indicative results of research into direct employment in the off-grid solar sector, both now and in 2022. It shows that the sector could support up to 1.5 million full-time equivalent jobs by 2022. The note was prepared by Vivid Economics and GOGLA, with support from GIZ.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H1 2018 (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. The market intelligence series is based on sales data collected from GOGLA members and Lighting Global associates. The H1 2018 edition of the report shows that 3.7 million off-grid solar products were sold globally by participating companies. Vist this page for an overview.

Technical Note: Quality Matters

In 2017, Lighting Global tested 17 top-selling, non-quality verified solar products from retail stores in Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Tanzania. All 17 products failed to meet Lighting Global Quality Assurance (QA) standards for pico-PV products, which test for energy efficiency, product durability, and other factors important to off-grid consumer experience. Results indicate that non-quality verified products break more often, more quickly, and for a variety of reasons,...

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.

Catalogue PV DC Appliances GIZ (2016)

This catalogue presents product descriptions and specifications for 139 different low voltage DC appliances, including water pumps, agro-processors, cooling, entertainment and other applications.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

This GOGLA and The World Bank Group's Lighting Global report includes sales and impact data from 67 off-grid solar companies covering the period of July to December 2017.

Member Information Document

The Member Information Document provides GOGLA members with an overview of GOGLA's structures and processes ensuring that members reap all benefits linked to GOGLA membership.

2018 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

The 2018 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the fourth report in a biennial series established over the past 8 years as the report of record for the off-grid solar industry. The publication takes stock of the industry across six axes: market fundamentals, sales, the competitive landscape, finance, the enabling environment, and impact. 

Energy Access Outlook 2017

In this updated outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) takes a closer look at the significant role off-grid solar solutions can and should play to achieve universal energy access by 2030.

GOGLA Annual Report 2016/17

The GOGLA Annual Report provides an overview of GOGLA's activities and performance.

Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

The energy access landscape has been moving rapidly in the past few years. Based on in-depth analysis of 26 pioneer practitioners, Hystra released this new research report on opportunities to scale in energy access.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2016 (Sales and Impact Data)

This GOGLA/Lighting Global report includes sales and impact data from 55 off-grid solar companies covering the period of July to December 2016.

GOGLA Quality Assurance Guidance Paper - March 2017

IP Guidelines for GOGLA Members

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data January - June 2016

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

Global Solar Off-Grid Semi-Annual Market Report. July – December 2015

Photovoltaics for Productive Use Applications. A Catalogue of DC-Appliances

2016 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends report

Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-Grid Solar

Conference Report - 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition

Delivering Universal Energy Access – The Industry Position on Building Off-Grid Lighting and Household Electrification Markets

RUHR Economic Papers

GOGLA Industry Opinion Calling On Governments, Policy Makers and Other Key Decision Makers To Support Quality Products and Quality Assurance

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