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Who we are

GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry.

Our 200+ members provide millions of low-income and climate-vulnerable people with affordable, high-quality products and services; rapidly increasing customers’ productivity, connectivity, and resilience.

To enable sustainable businesses and accelerate energy access, we provide market insights, standards and best practice, and advocate for catalytic policies, programmes and investment. With the right support, our pioneering industry can improve the lives of 1 billion people by 2030.

Our mission

We support our members to operate buoyant, sustainable, scalable, and impactful off-grid solar businesses.

Our objective

To strengthen the market for our members by fostering positive business environments, enabling them to operate long-lasting, responsible, and profitable businesses at scale.

Our vision

Over 1 billion lives improved with affordable, high quality, small-scale energy products and services by 2030.

Our value

What do we do for our members?

GOGLA promotes, safeguards and convenes the off-grid solar and efficient appliance industry.


We communicate the value of the off-grid solar industry to those key to its success: governments, policymakers, investors, neighbouring industries and international institutions – inspiring support where it matters most.


We help lay solid foundations for industry growth, from the pursuit of enabling policies, standards and regulations to accelerate electricity access, to building investor confidence in the sector. This means our members are less exposed to risk and operate in stronger markets for the long term.


We support collaboration and knowledge-sharing between our members, policymakers, investors, donors, facilitators, thought leaders and others to strengthen our network and build a relevant, informed, dynamic and confident industry.

What do we do for key partners and stakeholders?

We work with governments, development partners, investors, research institutions, media and other stakeholders as the ‘go to’ organisation to learn about and connect with this pioneering industry. With 200+ members across the globe, we exist to accelerate the growth of immediate, affordable, localised electricity.

We provide:

  • The latest market information
  • Insights on trends, innovations and impacts in areas such as local economic development, health and access to education and information
  • Information on best practices in business, technologies, policy and finance
  • Forums for discussion, learning and development.

The industry’s impact

The off-grid solar industry transforms lives and is making a lasting economic, social and environmental impact. The products and services provided by the industry are reducing CO2 emissions, improving health and education, creating jobs and income opportunities and helping consumers save money.

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