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675 million people in Asia lack access to electricity and do depend on conventional fuel burning to meet their daily lighting needs. Solar lighting offers a cleaner, safer and often cheaper alternative. There’s a clear link between poverty and access to light: countries with the lowest levels of electrification often have the highest levels of poverty. Without lighting, nightfall often means that adults have to stop working and children have to stop studying—two critical activities that could otherwise help communities escape their burdens.
In Asia, solar devices are promoted by an extensive number of small and medium sized companies (SME). Despite existing commercial and semi-commercial models for lighting, up-scaling of these efforts has been challenging due to lack and limitations of finance, of exchange of knowledge and awareness, of common standards and policies and of distribution mechanisms.
The Energy for All Partnership established the thematic working group Lighting for All to meet these challenges. It expands access to solar lighting technologies among rural communities by linking the international lighting industry (including storage, electrics and solar) with local system integrators, financers and service providers. For local communities, this transfer of technological knowledge strengthens their capabilities to design, develop and deliver high-efficiency, high-quality, reliable and affordable lighting products and services. For the industry, it catalyzes the undeveloped, high-growth rural lighting market by providing cutting-edge technologies and know-how adapted for local challenges.
By making these connections, the Lighting working group builds strategic partnerships to develop, finance, and deliver modern lighting products and services.
We aim to provide energy access to
100 million people in Asia and
the Pacific Region by 2015.
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues of this century. It’s a problem of technology, of infrastructure, of economics, of culture, and of politics - and it impacts over a billion people in the Asia-Pacific region alone.
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Members of the Energy for All partnership Steering Committee met on 4 June 2012 at ADB The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through its Energy for All Initiative presented this webinar on 13 December 2012. The webinar showcased examples of clean energy companies that overcame challenges in [...]
Close to 120 participants in 22 countries participated in the international workshop on domestic biogas entitled “Learning from international domestic biogas programmes in Asia: mapping opportunities for developing and resourcing of biogas sectors including carbon financing” held in Chengdu, PRC on 20-22 November 2012. In the opening session, Ms. Hao Xianrong, PRC’s Ministry of Agriculture, [...]
New Toolkit from GEF and UNEP Will Assist Countries to Phase-out Inefficient Lighting Washington DC, Oct. 16, 2012 – New guidance for lighting efficiency programs will save government resources, speed the transition to energy efficient lighting, boost economies, and mitigate climate change. In a letter sent today, the GEF CEO is announcing the availability [...]
The Energy for All Partnership is facilitated by ETC Foundation in close collaboration with ADB. Below you may find an overview of some of our working group members. For an overview of all members Read more