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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

Monday, November 14, 2016

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

COP22 Features Global LEAP and Energy Access Partners

At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, energy leaders from across the globe are focusing on concrete steps and celebrating actions taken that will achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, including the promotion of energy access worldwide. Among the activities featured at Marrakech were those of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM’s) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and its partners.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

Global LEAP Competition for World’s Most Innovative Off-Grid Refrigerators Launched

USAID and DFID make $600,000 in cash prizes available for the competition’s market-leading innovators

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme (I2I) joined the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern energy services around the world. I2I’s partnership and support increases the total award prize to $600,000.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

2015–16 Global LEAP Award Winners Announced at CEM7

Awards recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the Winners in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Finalists in the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards Announced

Finalists in the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards Announced

Awards will recognize the world’s best off-grid televisions and fans, which are critical to global energy access efforts

The Clean Energy Ministerial has announced the finalists in the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards, an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems. Winners of the Global LEAP Awards will be announced on 1 June 2016 at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, USA.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

Global LEAP Publishes The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

CEM Initiative Releases Groundbreaking Study with Insights into Critical Emerging Market

The global market for off-grid appliances is poised for rapid and significant growth, according to market research sponsored by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative. According to The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market, Global LEAP’s new study, growth in clean energy access markets and the global off-grid appliance market are inextricably linked, and success in applications such as off-grid LED lighting provides a “springboard” for expanded focus on emerging off-grid energy service technologies.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP Principles

Global LEAP is a voluntary forum that brings together governments, the private sector, and development partners to share knowledge and best practices under a set of commonly held principles to encourage self-sustaining commercial markets for energy access solutions. There are over 140 public- and private-sector supporters of the Global LEAP principles. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Global Development Leaders to Accelerate Universal Energy Access through Greater Energy Efficiency

Led by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Efficiency for Access Coalition will accelerate access to enhanced modern energy services beyond lighting by 2030

The Efficiency for Access (E4A) Coalition, a new collaborative effort between the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) to accelerate universal access to energy. E4A will bring together and amplify the efforts of global development partners to harness the power of energy efficiency to achieve universal access to enhanced energy services—beyond lighting—by 2030.

Monday, October 26, 2015

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

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.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market

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.

Monday, October 26, 2015

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

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. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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

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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

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

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. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

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

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. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV

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%.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pathways for Clean Energy Access

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pathways to Energy Access Fact Sheet

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pathways to Energy Access Infographic

Pathways to Energy Access Infographic

The Global LEAP initiative has prepared an infographic (in JPG format) that outlines the key pathways to energy access and depicts the range of clean energy technologies that can be applied in different energy access contexts.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid Industry Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Global LEAP to Host Off-Grid Industry Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Event will bring together clean energy access market leaders to network and accelerate the growth of off-grid markets

On July 31–August 1, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) will host an Off-Grid Industry Networking Event, which will bring together off-grid solar market leaders and manufacturers of super-efficient, high-quality off-grid appliances to accelerate the growth of off-grid markets in Bangladesh and across the globe.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances 2014 Buyer’s Guide

Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances 2014 Buyer’s Guide

The Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances Buyer’s Guide provides high-level information about the 2014 Global LEAP Awards Winners and Finalists—for both the television and LED room lighting competitions. The guide's purpose is to help solar home system companies and mini-grid developers make smarter, faster off-grid appliance procurement decisions.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Global LEAP Awards Names Winning Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Global LEAP Awards Names Winning Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Winners have been named for the inaugural Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards competition, a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative to identify and promote the world's best, most energy-efficient off-grid color televisions and LED room lighting appliances.
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