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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.

Developing a portfolio performance index for the PAYG solar sector

This guidance paper builds on a joint World Bank/GOGLA initiative and industry consultations to develop a framework for a PAYG portfolio performance index.

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.

Global Solar Atlas

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, collectively The World Bank Group, have launched a Global Solar Atlas to support the scale-up of solar power across the globe. You can access the Atlas on this page.

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.

RECP Developer Guide: Stand-Alone Solar Businesses in Zambia

The Zambia Stand-Alone Solar Businesses Guide describes the country and market context, the investment opportunities while reviewing the regulatory and operational steps required for developers and investors to enter the Zambian market. The Guide includes case studies and model business cases to help readers grasp the investment attractiveness in each market segment.

Global LEAP - The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market (2016)

This report contains the first-ever snapshot of the global off-grid appliance market, and includes information on key market trends in three of the most important and promising appliance categories: fans, televisions, and refrigerators. The report presents a data-driven analysis of the current and potential scale of the global off-grid appliance market, as well as a discussion of barriers to the development of this market.

Business Analytics for PAYG Companies

This Persistent paper presents a Business Analytics Toolkit that provides a methodology to assess the performance of a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company’s portfolio of consumer receivables.
 

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. 

Data Playbook for the Off-Grid Pay-As-You-Go Sector

The Data Playbook illustrates how data is currently being collected and utilized by companies to improve their operations and optimize their business models. It provides examples of how data and data science techniques can be applied to improved business operations. The Data Playbook is designed to serve as a starting point for companies looking at how to utilize data to optimize their business.
 

KPI Framework - Taxonomy for Off-Grid Energy Companies

The World Bank Group and GOGLA have developed a framework for common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for off-grid energy companies. The taxonomy draws on existing categorizations of different business models being used within the World Bank and by other stakeholders in the off-grid energy industry.
 

KPI Technical Guide for the Off-Grid Pay-As-You-Go Sector

V. 1.0, January 2018. A joint initiative of The World Bank and GOGLA, the KPI framework seeks to improve availability and quality of PAYG solar sector data and facilitate information flow between investors and companies in the industry by establishing standardized defnitions of operational data indicators and more formalized reporting standards. Visit this page to learn more....

Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity. Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

In this Environment for Development working paper, the authors' findings suggest that, for most of rural Africa, off-grid solar is the preferable technology to reach mass electrification, and that grid infrastructure should concentrate on selected prosperous regions.

Off-Grid Solar Products Tax Ready Reckoner

This Tax Ready Reckoner, published by Lighting Asia/India, provides requisite information about the import of quality assured solar products into Inda, including impacts of the recently implemented GST.

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.

PAYGO SOLAR: Lighting the Way for Flexible Financing and Services

In this briefing note, FIBR & the Mastercard Foundation examine how PayGo solar drives financial inclusion.

The Fight for Light: Improving Energy Access through Digital Payments

This UNCDF report examines new business models and government initiatives for energy access that rely upon digital payments. 

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.

Off Grid Lighting Market Research Kenya. Report on Retailer Deep Dive Interviews

This Lighting Africa study takes a closer look at the solar lighting market in Kenya providing rich insights into product and market data as well as consumer preferences.

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.

Stimulating Pay-As-You-Go Energy Access in Kenya and Tanzania: The Role of Development Finance

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