USAID Power Africa
Power Africa was launched in June 2013 as a market driven, public private initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people lack access. Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 MegaWatts (MW) of electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections by 2030.
Getting to know off- and weak-grid consumers: The unforeseen impacts of energy efficient off-grid appliances
2019 Global LEAP Awards
Global LEAP Launches Competitions for Solar Water Pumps and Off-Grid Refrigerators
Efficiency for Access Unveils New Website
A message from Katrina Pielli – Senior Energy Advisor at USAID’s Power Africa and co-Chair of the Efficiency for Access Coalition donor roundtable
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.