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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.

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.

Clean Energy Ministerial Publication Wins Communication Award

Clean Energy Ministerial Publication Wins Communication Award

The Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial report earned an award of excellence from the Society for Technical Communication

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.

Finalists Announced for the Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Finalists Announced for the Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Color Televisions and LED Lighting Appliances

Finalists are among the world’s best off-grid-compatible low-voltage appliances

Finalists have been named for the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards competition, which identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid color televisions and LED room lighting appliances.Winners will be announced at the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea, on 12 May 2014.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Global LEAP Awards

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards identify and promote the most energy-efficient, affordable, highest quality off-grid appliances worldwide.

Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

Global LEAP Awards for World’s Best Off-Grid Televisions and LED Lights (Media Alert)

The winners of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards (Global LEAP Awards) will be announced on 12 May 2014 at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea. The Global LEAP Awards support markets for off-grid energy products by identifying and promoting energy-efficient, affordable, and high-quality appliances.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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