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Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H1 2020 (Sales and Impact Data)

This report is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the off-grid solar sector. It is published by GOGLA, The World Bank Group's Lighting Global program and the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

Off-grid solar investment trends 2019-2020

Read the key takeaways from the GOGLA Deals Database with updated investment data until August 2020.

Annual Report 2019

Read about GOGLA's work, achievements and financials in 2019 in our Annual Report. 

Powering Opportunity. Energising Work, Enterprise and Quality of Life with Off-Grid Solar

Read this global overview of the positive impact of solar home systems on people's quality of life and work. Find out more about the report series on this page.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2019 (Sales and Impact Data)

Read the latest report on off-grid solar 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, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

GOGLA Impact Metrics Version 4 - Summary

This is the summary of the latest version (April 2020) of the impact metrics framework to measure the impact of the off-grid solar sector.

Standardised Impact Metrics for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Sector v4

This is the latest version (April 2020) of the impact metrics framework to measure the impact of the off-grid solar sector. You can also download a summary.

Guidance to members during the COVID-19 pandemic

Read our guidance to members during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report estimates that the off-grid solar sector is providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million people. Executive Summary | Full Report...

Powering Opportunity in South Asia. From Work to Well-being, the Important Role of Small Scale Solar

As part of our Powering Opportunity research, this report looks at the socioeconomic impact of solar home systems in South Asia.

Pricing Quality Cost Drivers and Value-add in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

Building on Hystra’s experience working on solar for the past 10 years and GOGLA knowledge of their members, complemented with 15+ interviews of off-grid solar players and experts, this report presents the main cost drivers in the provision of quality products and services (including both upstream in product manufacturing, and downstream in product sales and added services) and the levers policymakers and industry players can use to narrow the price gap with non-quality products.

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.

Powering Opportunity in West Africa. Améliorer les conditions de vie et les moyens de subsistance grâce au solaire hors-réseau

Ce rapport explore comment les kits solaires permettent aux foyers en Afrique de l’Ouest de développer leur activité économique, d’augmenter leurs revenus et d’améliorer leur qualité de vie. La recherche a été financée par UK aid du gouvernement du Royaume-Uni et mise en œuvre par Altai Consulting. In English.

Powering Opportunity in West Africa. Improving Lives, Powering Livelihoods with Off-Grid Solar

This new report finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study. 1 in 7 households report additional income of $31 per month on average after buying a solar home system. The research was funded by UK aid from the UK government and conducted by Altai Consulting....

E-waste Toolkit Module 4 Briefing Note - Regulation and Compliance

This briefing note builds on module 4 of our e-waste toolkit, aiming to provide a high-level introduction and reference guide to current e-waste regulation as well as provide an understanding of e-waste regulation typologies and their financing mechanism.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H1 2019 (Sales and Impact Data)

Read the latest report on off-grid solar 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, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

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.

Powering Opportunity in East Africa. Proving Off-Grid Solar is a Power Tool for Change

Confirming the positive socioeconomic impact of solar home systems over a longer period of time, Powering Opportunity in East Africa. Proving Off-Grid Solar is a Power Tool for Change finds:

  • An overwhelming majority (94%) of people living with solar home systems reporting improvements to their quality of life.
  • 34% of households report being more economically active with 28% making an additional $46 per month on average.

The research, funded by UK aid from the...

E-Waste Toolkit Module 3 Briefing Note - The financials of e-waste management

This briefing note details the costs incurred at each step of the product’s end-of-life journey - access to waste, collection, transport and treatment. The aim is to help companies plan their e-waste management strategy. E-waste cost data is required to help companies forecast their financial liability and serves as useful guidance when establishing partnerships with e-waste service providers.

Investing in the off-grid solar sector: What you need to know

The off-grid industry has emerged in recent years as an important sector to contribute to increased access to modern energy in developing countries. Its impact extends as well to job creation, financial inclusion and business opportunities for hundreds of SMEs along several supply chains. The industry is made up of a myriad of players situated at different stages of development –each with a different financing need. In order for the industry to develop,...

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