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We focus on appliances and technologies with the potential to increase the affordability and delivery of modern energy services

Distributed solar energy solutions hold enormous promise to unlock life-changing modern energy services for the world’s poorest people. The International Energy Agency predicts that more than 600 million people in Africa will need to be served by off-grid renewable solutions by 2030 to meet the UN goal of universal energy access.

Super-efficient appliances promise telecommunications, cooling, mechanization, and refrigeration, which equate to access to clean water, health care, and food production and transport. If properly supported and deployed, efficient appliances could be as transformative as the LED. However, a great deal of technical progress and market development is needed.

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Access to Cooling

Cooling technologies are increasingly essential for health, productivity, and survival

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Agriculture & Energy Efficiency

Increasing agricultural productivity enhances food and income security

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Productive Uses of Energy

Industrial, agricultural, and commercial appliances are key to income generation and poverty alleviation

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Health & Energy Efficiency

Lack of access to reliable energy in health facilities impedes the delivery of essential services