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Off-Grid Appliance B2B Networking Event

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Off-Grid Appliance B2B Networking Event

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP)

Solar distributors are encouraged to attend an invitation-only event to network and discuss business opportunities in the fast-growing off-grid appliance market. This event will showcase suppliers of Winning and Finalist TVs and Fans from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards, as well as preliminary finalists in the inaugural Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition. This event will provide a forum for interested participants in the Global LEAP Procurement Incentives Program to meet the eligible suppliers. Through face-to-face meetings with off-grid appliance market leaders, attendees will be exposed to best-in-class appliance technology and get a jump start on participation in the incentive window for TVs and Fans, which will open on 16 October 2017.

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2016-17 Global LEAP Awards for Off-Grid TVs & Fans Announced

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
2016-17 Global LEAP Awards for Off-Grid TVs & Fans Announced

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) — a Clean Energ Ministerial initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy and supported by a variety of development partners including Power Africa — has announced the Winners and Finalists of the 2016–17 Global LEAP Awards Television and Fan Competitions. The Global LEAP Awards identify and promote the world’s best, most energy-efficient appliances that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

3 Trends in Decentralized Renewables and a Revolution

Friday, September 16, 2016
3 Trends in Decentralized Renewables and a Revolution

Interview with Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, praises the Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM's) Global LEAP initiative and its efforts towards developing energy-efficient appliances to meet the demands of low-income families and those in the off-grid market. Liebreich explains his predictions for the future of decentralized renewables and energy access, and discusses the trends he believes will help establish the new energy-efficient revolution. 

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

Monday, May 16, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.

What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

Friday, December 18, 2015
What You Need to Know about Distributed Renewable Energy Markets in Africa

For African countries, accessing sources of renewable energy is still a challenge. Renewable energy is mostly distributed through mini-grids and isolated systems. Recently, the mini-grid distribution sector has grown considerably, particularly in developing countries in Africa where centralised grid systems are unable to reach people in remote locations. Dr. Rose Mutiso, co-lead of the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global LEAP initiative, spoke with Ventures Africa to shed more light on what the future of a distributed renewable energy market in Africa could look like for interested investors and consumers.

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.

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

Friday, October 09, 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.

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.

DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
DC Power for the Off-Grid Market

Direct current (DC) power – combined with mobile solutions – can improve energy access by enabling the provision of efficient solutions. CEM's Global LEAP initiative works with off-grid energy service providers and DC appliance manufacturers to help raise awareness and promote high-quality, energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid products.

How Can TVs Improve Lives?

Friday, January 17, 2014
How Can TVs Improve Lives?

High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances are an extremely powerful energy access tool

Because they require electricity, televisions, mobile phones, and other appliances create and sustain demand for off-grid electric power systems like small-scale solar photovoltaic home systems.
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