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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. First published in October 2017, it offers advice to governments in designing effective policies and regulations that will enable the 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.

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 1.3 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.

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.

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. First published in October 2017, it offers advice to governments in designing effective policies and regulations that will enable the 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.

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 1.3 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.

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...

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.

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