This area of the LuminaNET site contains a series of 80 draft Country Lighting Assessments based on a modeling effort that quantifies the magnitude of fuel-based off-grid lighting around the world. Prepared by the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative in close collaboration with the Lumina Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, these country reports offer estimates of off-grid lighting energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and the savings potential for switching from fuel-based lighting to solar LED systems. Taken together, these 80 countries represent 1.3 billion people living in 285 million off-grid households around the world.
We are inviting LuminaNET members to review the initial reports, and provide feedback under each relevant country profile including corrections, updated data, and impressions about the draft results.
In particular we would appreciate country-specific data on:
When posting your comments or suggestions, if you have any supporting material (e.g., reports, spreadsheets, links, etc.) please include it with your comment.
New assessments will then be published for the countries, taking this input into account.
Reviewers may be aware that there is very limited detailed market data for off-grid lamps/luminaires used by households, as well as a great deal of uncertainty around the operating hours, end-use prices and other critical inputs to the market model. A separate page summarizes the methodology and assumptions followed, and any comments and suggestions on the approach can be posted there. A good deal of key information has already been gathered which will be incorporated into the next update of the reports.
We thank you very much for your time and assistance with this effort. With your input, we will be able to improve the estimates and publish a revised set of country reports over the coming months. We look forward to your feedback.
This work was prepared by the UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative, with support from Evan Mills from the Lumina Project. The work also benefited from the expert input from the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), Lighting Africa, OSRAM, and Philips Lighting. We thank these organisations for their contributions to the analysis.
Please click on the links below to see the Country Reports and the Methodology for the model.
Go to Country Reports >
Go to Methodology >