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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.

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. Technical advice was received from ESMAP and DFID.
 

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.

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 download a summary.

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.

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.

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. Technical advice was received from ESMAP and DFID.
 

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.

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 download a summary.

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.

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.

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.

Regulation Governing E-waste Managerment in Rwanda

This is an e-waste regulation document recently signed by the Rwanda government.

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.
 

GOGLA Annual Report 2017

Our Annual Report turns the spotlight on GOGLA's activities and achievements in 2017. It also includes an overview of GOGLA finances and membership development.

Energy Africa - Zambia: Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of fiscal policy options for off-grid technologies in Zambia

Released by the UK's Department for International Development, this paper evaluates fiscal policies that could be used to help stimulate uptake of household solar products and improved cookstoves.

Energy Africa - Uganda: Fiscal policy options for Solar Home Systems (SHS)

An analytical paper on the available fiscal policy options available to support the solar home system market in Uganda, released by the UK's Department for International Development.

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.

Post-Show Report Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo

With almost 700 attendees, 100+ speakers, 50 exhibitors and a packed conference program, the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Hong Kong in January 2018 was the largest gathering of the off-grid solar sector in years. Read this post-show report to get a high-level summary of the event. Visit this resources page to access additional conference materials.

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. 

Acumen Energy Impact Report

Acumen spent the last year speaking with more than 5,500 off-grid energy customers of 21 companies across 11 countries using Lean Data, our customer-centric, technology-based approach to impact measurement. The result is this Energy Impact Report.

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....

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