Associate Program for Manufacturers of Off-Grid Lighting Products

IFC’s Lighting Asia/India program is a market transforming program with the objective of promoting modern off-grid lighting solutions to this underserved population.

Companies with products that satisfy Lighting Asia’s eligibility criteria, including quality assurance of products, will be invited to join the Lighting Asia/India program as an Associate. Associate companies can access business support services to help them overcome existing business challenges; better understand market potential; expand to new markets; and forge new supplier and distributor relationships.

Our current Lighting Asia/India Associates are listed below. For more information on becoming an Associate please click here

Dharma Life creates entrepreneurs at the village level and provides them with socially impactful products relevant to its causes. Dharma Life trains individuals at the last mile to become Dharma Life Entrepreneurs and provides them with developmental support. Dharma Life partners with corporates to provide a product range to meet the rural consumer’s need.

Frontier Markets( FM) is a sales and after-sales service distribution company for affordable clean enery products to improve energy access in rural India for low-incomefamilies.FM partners with local channels like microfinance,dairy,NGO’s,farmers’corpuses and local retailers who are keen on selling solar solutions to their customers and require gurantees and support. FM helps bridge the gap between partners and solar sales by creating branded enterpreneurs and retailers who locally connect to rural customers through their marketing, training and after-sales service support.

Greenlight Planet has sold over 7 million Sun King solar home energy products to off-grid households around the world. Greenlight Planet reaches remote, off-grid customers through a unique business model involving a vast network of micro entrepreneurs, more than 400 global strategic distribution partners, and its proprietary EasyBuy (“pay-as-you-go”) installment payment technology that makes safe, high-quality solar energy products affordable for all. Winners of 2016 Ashden Awards, Greenlight Planet is currently present in 70+ countries and serves over 25 million consumers. Find out more at

Omnivoltaic Power Company Limited (ovSolar) mainly focuses on the design, production and global marketing of photovoltaic products. The company’s mission is to provide competitive off-grid solar energy products and solutions for the world. ovSolar’s a vision is that everyone can enjoy safe, reliable, and affordable clean electric energy. It has successfully expanded its business to over 30 countries in the world. The company has a deep understanding of off-grid energy technology. ovSolar operates on the premise that “product is more significant than business” especially in developing countries where the economy and related services have relatively fallen behind.

As a leading company of the off-grid solar industry, ovSolar has created high-quality products by its attentiveness, proactiveness, innovation, and service. At present, the range of ovSolar’s products cover the following three categories: Solar lighting products, Solar home systems, and Photovoltaic power stations.

Established in 2009, Onergy is an ISO 9001:2008 certified leading social enterprise providing complete energy solutions to underserved households and institutions. It provides reliable, affordable and innovative clean energy solutions for lighting, cooking and electrification. Onergy has 20 renewable energy centres (known as Shakti Kendra) spread across Odisha, Jharkhand, Kolkata, Assam, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

Their work has been widely recognized both nationally and internationally, and it has received many awards, including SEED 2014 by UNEP, WWF-Climate solver award, and the Telegraph Infocom SME award.

Devidayal Solar Solutions delivers distributed off-grid solar to rural India. It makes solar energy an affordable, real option for low-income families with limited or no access to the grid. Its products are designed with rural India in mind and it offers a rugged yet efficient build and a warranty that can be trusted. It provides innovative solutions like quality certified solar lanterns, solar based freezers for storing life-saving medicines, and weather proof solar street lights for villages. Devidayal’s footprint in India spans Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and the North East.

Philips has been revolutionizing lighting for over 125 years. With a firm commitment to innovation and design, the company is well positioned to capture growth opportunities in India.

Since 2012, Philips Lighting India has been instrumental in changing the solar lighting landscape across the country. In Uttar Pradesh alone, Philips has installed over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in 2016. It is leading the way in MNRE Certified Systems, and is also a recognized market leader in Outdoor Solar Luminaires.

d.light provides reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world. The company also offers distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses, transforming the way people use and pay for energy. They have offices in Africa, China, South Asia, and the US.