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Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Solutions Center Report Helps Policymakers Attract Investment in Energy Access

“Policies to Spur Energy Access” Spotlights Public–Private Models for Providing Electricity Access

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Clean Energy Solutions Center has published Policies to Spur Energy Access, a comprehensive report produced jointly with the International Institute for Environment and Development. The report reveals policy options for developing countries to engage the private sector in creating market solutions to energy access and includes in-depth case studies of public–private programs for financing energy access in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal. 

Policies to Spur Energy Access

Monday, September 21, 2015
Policies to Spur Energy Access

The Clean Energy Solutions Center's Policies to Spur Energy Access is a comprehensive report that reveals policy options for developing countries to engage the private sector in creating market solutions to energy access.

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.

Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Monday, May 25, 2015
Global LEAP and Partners Launch Innovative Off-Grid Market Acceleration Program

Awards and Incentives Program Will Make High-Quality Appliances More Accessible to Under-served Consumers

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative and partners are launching an innovative energy access program. The market acceleration program will provide results-based financing incentives to support bulk purchases of off-grid appliances that have won or been named a finalist in Global LEAP Awards competitions. 

Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV

Super-Efficient Appliances Can Enable Expanded Off-Grid Energy Service Using Small Solar Power Systems

Analysis commissioned by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative reveals that highly efficient direct current (DC) appliances have the potential to dramatically increase the affordability of off-grid solar power systems used for rural electrification in developing countries by reducing the size of the systems required. When super-efficient appliances are used in off-grid solar power systems, the total cost of providing off-grid electricity services can be reduced by as much as 50%.

Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

Friday, April 24, 2015
Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

This document presents the results of a Global LEAP survey of energy access professionals, reporting on the appliance products that they think are likely to inspire the greatest off-grid consumer demand over the next 3 to 5 years, and the appliances that they think are likely to drive the greatest energy access (e.g., socioeconomic or environmental) benefits. Survey respondents ranked LED room lighting appliances as the top appliance driving off-grid consumer demand, and the top product driving the energy access benefits.

Pathways for Clean Energy Access

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Pathways for Clean Energy Access

The CEM's Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has prepared a new infographic outlining the key pathways to energy access. It depicts the range of clean energy technologies that can be applied in different energy access contexts, across the complete energy ladder.

Promoting Energy Access through a Quality Assurance Framework for Isolated Mini-Grids

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Promoting Energy Access through a Quality Assurance Framework for Isolated Mini-Grids

The Global LEAP initiative is supporting the development of a quality assurance framework for isolated mini-grids that will address both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) mini-grids and be applicable to renewable, fossil-fuel, and hybrid systems. It will define standard technical categories and uniform operational elements for mini-grids, and it will preserve flexibility by accounting for the different levels of service that are appropriate for different tiers of end-user needs.

Pathways to Energy Access Fact Sheet

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pathways to Energy Access Fact Sheet

The Global LEAP initiative has prepared a printable two-page fact sheet that outlines the key pathways to energy access, highlighting the range of clean energy technologies that can be applied in different energy access contexts
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