eC2: Lighting Asia Bangladesh Consumer Education and Outreach Campaign

Deadline:  07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Lighting Asia -Bangladesh is designed to counter market spoilage by promotingsolar-energy internationally accepted quality standards. It also works to remove tariff and non-tariff market entry barriers. The program also undertakes market research to generate market intelligence on market size, consumer preferences, access to finance, distribution channels etc. Low consumer awareness on high quality, affordable, solar-powered lighting products and appliances has been identified as a constraint to the uptake of clean lighting alternatives, and therefore a hindrance to the development of the off-grid lighting market in Bangladesh.  The Lighting Asia Bangladesh team is now looking for an agency to implement its Consumer Education and Outreach Campaign.

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IFC Launches Web Portal to Boost Off-Grid Access, Renewable Energy Production in Tanzania

IFC Press Release

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 11, 2016 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the launch of a web portal to speed the development of mini-grids in Tanzania, helping the country boost its energy production and increase access to electricity through renewable sources such as solar and hydro.  

The portal, found at, provides licensing, financing, regulatory, and other information and support to small, renewable power producers in Tanzania who want to sell electricity to consumers, especially to the millions in the country not connected to the main grid.

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eConsultant: Off-grid Energy Access Market Mapping Tool for Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 23-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Among other areas, IFCs Energy & Resource Efficiency Advisory Group supports the India Energydevelopment of distributed energy services companies (DESCOs) in emerging markets that use a range of technologiesbroadly falling into the categories of standalone solar home systems, micro grids and mini-gridsto provide energy services. The lack of detailed, as well as accurate, data on the market for energy services has been identified by many DESCOs as a major barrier to their scale-up.

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