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Sustainable growth in the off-grid energy access market can only be achieved by ensuring that quality products and services are not jeopardized by low quality and counterfeit products.

The technology working group aims to work on enhancing product quality assurance to support market development and increase the access of quality products in the marketplace. International testing procedures, standardization of performance definitions and elimination of counterfeiting practices are priority areas. Currently, the main focus is on working with the Lighting Global program on a future structure for quality assurance, as this is being transferred out of the Lighting Global program.

Future roles for the technology working group include promotion of research and innovation and protection of intellectual property rights as well as an extension of activities into larger Solar Home Systems and DC Appliances.

GOGLA members can access member-only documents, including workplans and meeting summaries, on this page in our member section.



07 Nov

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (3rd edition)

02 Dec

Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference

30 Jan

India Distributed Energy Forum & Expo

What's going on

GOGLA Consumer Protection Code for the Off-Grid Solar Industry

Your chance to join the GOGLA team

Solar brings economic boost to East African households

Working group leads

Drew Corbyn

Program Manager Quality and Consumer Protection

Nigel Preston

Chair - Technology Working Group



Industry Opinions

Delivering Universal Energy Access – The Industry Position on Building Off-Grid Lighting and Household Electrification Markets

GOGLA Industry Opinion Calling On Governments, Policy Makers and Other Key Decision Makers To Support Quality Products and Quality Assurance

GOGLA Industry Opinion On Intellectual Property Rights Protection

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Lifecycle and Recycling


Technical Note: Quality Matters

Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

Catalogue PV DC Appliances GIZ (2016)

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

Member Information Document


Why tax exemptions for off-grid solar are direct investments in energy access

Patrick Tonui, GOGLA East Africa Regional Representative