"Really interesting discussion and one we've previously touched on in this forum in response to an article that Dr. Schützeichel had written. I also previously posted my views about the confusing (albeit intuitively appealing)…"
"Hi Mitra, no I didn't hear the access to standards being raised on the webinar but I certainly didn't get the impression that LG was brushing off the issues that were raised.
My feeling was that they have pretty much finalized the way they…"
Many thanks for the comprehensive reply. Extremely helpful and I'm looking forward to learning more as Lighting Global enters the SHS space.
My research group at Stanford is currently in the midst of data collection for a fairly…"
"Very fair point, Evan. It is clear that manufacturers benefit greatly from Lighting Global, and in ways beyond what you outline. But that just underscores LG's key role in determining the direction and the pace of the market's development.…"
"My impression is that the details of the technical specifications used by Lighting Global matter very little. The practical value of the certification is that of a simple and straightforward signaling device: products are either good (certified by…"
"Thanks for posting, Evan. Do you know where exactly we can provide feedback on the draft standards? It's not obvious on the Lighting Global page. Two things stand out to me from the note:
1) The 100W upper limit seems arbitrarily low and kind…"
"Thanks for the reply, Lee. I'm no expert on African history, but on the face of it, I buy the argument that the traditional lack of an African middle class may be a major reason why the continent has had so much interference in markets and…"
"I'm coming into this discussion relatively late but thought I'd make a related point that's puzzled me for the past 3+ years that I've been researching the east African solar sector from an academic point of view. It goes to the…"
"Hi Rajaram - thanks for the message. As you can see from my post, our study will (at least for now) focus on solar home systems that can power multiple lights and appliances in a given household. Your company seems to primarily focus on the smaller…"
Many thanks for the reply - an introduction to JEEP would be much appreciated, as I would like the opportunity to meet with them while I am in Uganda. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org
And yes, we would be funding our own research (if…"
I am assuming you will be providing funding to the partner to complete this work? If so, I would highly recommend Joint Energy Environment Projects, a local NGO that has a track record with solar and can easily do this work.…"