The Buyer's Guide is designed to serve as a procurement tool for use by off-grid solar companies and other distributors, and to provide general market intelligence to other interested stakeholders. It includes rated product specifications, performance metrics based on laboratory testing, and sales contact information. The Global LEAP Awards identify one Winner as the best overall product in each category, with other high-quality products in that category identified as Finalists. The 2016 Buyer’s Guide lists these products and contains a total of 13 off-grid fans and 13 off-grid televisions. The 2016 Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is published by Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) led by the US Department of Energy.