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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.

GOGLA Equity Academy – Briefing Note

This briefing note intends to guide users through the typical stages of seed- to early-stage financing in the off-grid solar (OGS) sector, as well as provide insight and examples of key investment terms and equity valuation practices that are most appropriate for early stage companies operating in this industry.

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,...

Consumer Protection Insights. Learnings and recommendations from the GOGLA Consumer Protection Code

During the development of the Consumer Protection Principles and Indicators, a consumer insights study was conducted with several GOGLA members to understand the challenges and risks faced by consumers and explore how companies can work with the Code to address these issues.

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Consumer Protection

The most important and powerful tool of any industry association is the expression of an official Industry Opinion. The Industry Opinion on consumer protection states that it is essential to ensure that growth objectives remain fully aligned with consumer interests to retain the full confidence of consumers, investors, governments and other stakeholders. GOGLA and its members are committed to consumer protection and recommend that companies join their commitment in taking industry-wide...

E-Waste Toolkit Module 2 Briefing Note - Design for Reduction of Waste

This Briefing Note identifies tools and strategies to reduce waste in the off-grid solar sector. It takes a holistic approach, recognising that it is most effective and efficient to start by not producing waste. It explores product, services and business models that can reduce waste and includes case studies of four innovative companies and products. Learn more in the GOGLA e-waste toolkit.

Off-Grid Solar. A Growth Engine for Jobs.

This report finds the off-grid solar energy industry is generating thousands of jobs across East, West and Central Africa as well as South Asia. The research was realized with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and vivideconomics.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2018 (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 Annual Report 2018

Learn more about the key highlights of our work in 2018.

How we help our members go further, faster

Read more about GOGLA's work in this brochure.

Productive use of off-grid solar: appliances and solar water pumps as drivers of growth

The off-grid solar sector is increasingly enabling the productive use of off-grid solar appliances. This briefing note examines the potential impact of off-grid solar products on customers’ economic productivity – and thus income and employment – with a focus on solar water pumps.

Energizing job creation: employment opportunities along the off-grid solar value chain

This briefing note explores the nature of jobs being created by the off-grid solar sector. It describes the breadth of employment opportunities created, how jobs are split across the value chain, whether they are high, medium or low skilled, whether they are based in urban or rural areas, and whether women are accessing off-grid solar employment opportunities. Insights cover four regions: East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and South Asia. Data for this research was gathered via a...

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. 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.

Standardised Impact Metrics for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Sector v3

Version 3 of the impact metrics framework precedes the current version. You can find more details about version 3 on this page.

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,...

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