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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. 

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....

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 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

This GOGLA/Lighting Global report includes sales and impact data from 65 off-grid solar companies covering the period of January to June 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....

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.

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.
 

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.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H1 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

This GOGLA/Lighting Global report includes sales and impact data from 65 off-grid solar companies covering the period of January to June 2017.

Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps

This SE4ALL report offers key insights and recommendations to help governments and development finance institutions boost finance levels to help achieve universal energy access for all by 2030. It highlights the need for more off-grid solar finance.

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.

Beyond Connections Energy Access Redefined

This new report from the SE4All Knowledge Hub — Beyond Connections: Energy Access Redefined — conceptualizes a new multi-tier framework for defining and measuring access to energy.

Renewables Global Status Report 2017

The 2017 edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) reveals a global energy transition well under way, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity and rapidly falling costs, particularly for solar PV and wind power. The report dedicates a chapter to energy access via distributed renewables including off-grid solar. Download

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.

GOGLA Quality Assurance Guidance Paper - March 2017

IP Guidelines for GOGLA Members

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

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