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The Global LEAP Awards Announce 2019 Solar E-Waste Challenge Winners
Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge Nomination Results by the Numbers
The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge received 159 applications to implement projects in 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
UK aid and Shell Foundation Join USAID in support of the Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge
Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge to offer $1,600,000 in grant funding
Measuring Impacts and Enabling Investments in Energy-Smart Agrifood Chains
This study aims to measure impacts and enable investments in energy-smart agrifood chains by identifying the main barriers impeding the full deployment of clean energy technologies in four case study countries and recommending possible solutions to overcome them.
Off-Grid Appliance Performance Testing: Results and Trends for Early-Stage Market Development
This paper leverages existing off-grid appliance data to characterize the current status, efficiency and cost trends of televisions, fans and refrigerators.
State of Play and Innovations in Off-Grid Refrigeration Technology: Lessons Learned from Current Initiatives
This paper explores the broader interplay of energy access and energy efficiency for off- and weak-grid settings, presents the findings of a baseline off-grid refrigerator product testing effort, and explores the role of innovation cash prizes in catalyzing technology innovation and market expansion of off-grid refrigeration.