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10 Billion Bulbs

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
Quality Assurance Is Key to Growth in the Off-Grid Solar Products Market

A study supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP initiative highlights the central importance of a strong quality assurance framework in the development of the off-grid lighting (pico-solar) and solar home system markets.

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Monday, October 26, 2015
The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

This report presents the key findings from market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). The results reveal that the global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth.

Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Monday, October 26, 2015
Global Off-Grid Appliance Market Could Grow to $4.7 Billion by 2020

Global LEAP Releases Key Findings from Groundbreaking Off-Grid Appliance Market Research Effort

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid, significant growth, according to forthcoming market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). Key findings from the market research were announced at the 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. 

New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

Thursday, October 22, 2015
New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum

Global LEAP Awards speed super-efficient, quality-assured off-grid televisions and fans to fast-emerging clean energy markets

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has opened the 2015–16 Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world's highest-quality, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This year’s competition will focus on off-grid televisions and fans. Nominations for the Global LEAP Awards are due 15 January 2016.

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

Friday, October 9, 2015
Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

A recently published GOGLA blog discusses Global LEAP's coordination of efforts to facilitate development of a strong, competitive market of high-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances. The CEM initiative is spearheading a suite of groundbreaking activities and partnerships to equip the off-grid market to make better-informed, faster decisions about appliances. The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition included a side event for attendees to learn more about Global LEAP.

Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Industry leaders from around the world convene to advance off-grid clean energy market

Leading companies in the solar home system and off-grid appliance markets recently gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for an off-grid appliance industry networking event hosted by Global LEAP. The event provided an essential venue for industry members to share information about super-efficient, high-quality off-grid appliances and identify new business opportunities, which can help accelerate the growth of off-grid clean energy markets in Bangladesh and around the world.

Analysis of the Potential Future of the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program

Monday, August 10, 2015
Analysis of the Potential Future of the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program

This report presents the findings of an investigation into the factors and issues affecting the likely viability of prospective successor organizations to the current Lighting Global (LG) Quality Assurance (QA) organization. The analysis was conducted by Navigant Consulting with support from the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and is intended to provide useful information to prospective applicants to the IFC’s request for expressions of interest regarding the Lighting Global Off-Grid Lighting Third-Party Certification Body.

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Monday, June 29, 2015
Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Program to help organize and drive growth of off-grid renewable energy and appliance market

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is partnering with ClimateWorks and CLASP to launch an innovative program that will support efforts to extend renewable energy to millions of people throughout the developing world who currently live without access to electricity. The program will create an easily accessible online clearinghouse of off-grid appliances to increase market knowledge and foster a more competitive global off-grid appliance market. 

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

This fact sheet describes Global LEAP's goals and major work areas for 2015 and 2016, including activities to bolster quality assurance for off-grid solar products and mini-grid solutions, and activities to develop the market for super-efficient off-grid appliances and equipment.
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