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UN and GOGLA Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-grid Lighting for Africa

New Publication Highlights Effective Policies to Accelerate

 Cost-Effective, Healthy Solutions

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…


Added by GOGLA on May 20, 2015 at 1:57am — 2 Comments

Key Off-Grid Lighting Stakeholders Gather at the Premier Industry Event from 26th to 29th October 2015

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…


Added by GOGLA on May 7, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

GOGLA seeks senior communication consultant

we are looking for an experienced communication consultant that can strategically support our advocacy, marketing and communication work in the next months. Starting as soon as possible.

For more information on the scope of work and qualifications sought, please see… Continue

Added by GOGLA on November 7, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments

Creating an Impact in a US$ 50 Billion Future Market - GOGLA Launches Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid Lighting

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…


Added by GOGLA on July 9, 2014 at 3:12am — 2 Comments

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Added by GOGLA on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Participate in GOGLA survey on investment and financing for the off-grid lighting market!

GOGLA is currently implementing a study on investment and financing in the off-grid lighting sector in cooperation with GIZ, A.T. Kearney, QUADIA, the Solar Energy Foundation, and Solar Aid. The study aims to collect and present evidence on investments in the off-grid lighting market. By raising awareness for the investment potential of the market, the study aims to attract and mobilize a range of different actors to invest into the market through different channels and to contribute to a…


Added by GOGLA on December 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and the Global Lighting Association are Teaming up to Promote Sustainable Lighting Solutions

Munich, Germany – Energy efficient, clean, and affordable lighting solutions are a great concern to many people around the world, especially to those not connected to the power grid. The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) is now partnering with the Global Lighting Association (GLA) to work on these topics together. Wolfgang Gregor, Secretary General of GOGLA asserts that “off-grid lighting can’t be seen in isolation and needs to leverage all synergies with grid lighting”. The…


Added by GOGLA on September 23, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

Lighting Global Update to Standards and Performance Targets

 Lighting Global plans to update the Minimum Quality Standards and Recommended Performance Targets based on program experience and stakeholder input from across the value chain. It seeks to re-assess and strengthen the standards and performance targets for off-grid lighting solutions in order to keep up with market trends, and incorporate new findings, for example, on end-user preferences. Lighting Global therefore argues that for product performance…


Added by GOGLA on September 16, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

An article from Wolfgang Gregor, Secretary General of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association / GOGLA

Getting Down to the Business of Off-Grid Lighting

By Wolfgang Gregor

With an estimated value of almost $40 billion US$, the global off-grid market is dominated by international oil giants like Shell, Esso and British Petroleum (BP). Today, it is common knowledge that utilizing kerosene is, by far, the most expensive and inefficient way of producing light. Additionally, the more than 70 billion litres of kerosene sold every year is harmful to the health of its…


Added by GOGLA on December 5, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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