Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has been established to act as the industry advocate with a focus on small and medium enterprises. It is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets. GOGLA will support industry in the market penetration of clean, quality alternative lighting systems.
Formed in 2012 as public-private initiative, GOGLA was conceived out of the joint World Bank/IFC effort to provide a sustainable exit strategy for Lighting Africa initiative.
The association welcomes the participation of all stakeholders within the off-grid lighting sector.
Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The report, entitled…Continue
by Koen Peters
The off-grid lighting and energy sector has seen some exciting improvements over the past two years. In recent years the market has grown very fast (in some years over 100%). Growth is estimated to remain at 55% per year for the next years, and the market over the long term is valued at $50 billion. The technology behind it is also improving rapidly. The industry players are multiplying and diversifying, while companies become more…Continue
At the first investor conference of its kind, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) launched the Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid Lighting on July 7, 2014 at Credit Suisse’s St. Peter Forum in Zurich. The study reviews the market for solar off-grid lighting products and concludes that improved financing can promote industry growth. The study was prepared in collaboration with A.T. Kearney, sponsored by the GIZ and supported by Quadia, Solar Energy Foundation, and…Continue