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Global LEAP Awards Announces Results from Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing

May 24, 2021

A total of 9 EPCs from 8 companies participated in the usability testing in Nairobi, Kenya, and detailed information is available in the newly published Global LEAP Usability Testing Buyer's Guide.

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New Report: Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification Challenges and Recommendations

Mar 29, 2021

The WHO estimates that 70% of medical devices in the Global South do not function and remain unused, in large part because the design of most medical equipment does not reflect the needs of off- and weak-grid clinics. Our report seeks to raise awareness of this under-appreciated challenge.

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Global LEAP Awards Announces Results for the 2020 Electric Pressure Cooker Competition

Mar 09, 2021

The 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition presents the first-ever rigorous performance assessment of EPCs designed explicitly for use in underserved areas, filling a major gap in market intelligence.

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New report: Efficient motors deliver 30% reduction in net solar energy system costs

Mar 02, 2021

The Benefits of Permanent Magnet Motors: Efficiency Opportunities in Off- and Weak Grid Appliance Markets offers the first comprehensive analysis of permanent magnet motor-driven appliances in off- and weak-grid markets.

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Solaris Offgrid develops innovative OpenPAYGO Link project with support from Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund

Feb 10, 2021

Today, the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund announces Solaris Offgrid’s successful development of OpenPAYGO Link

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2021 Appliance Data Trends Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency

Jan 26, 2021

A new report from Efficiency for Access finds the performance of off-grid appropriate appliances has improved, with the most drastic shifts in near-to-market product categories.

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Press Release: New Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency

Jan 26, 2021

A new report from Efficiency for Access  shows promising improvements in the performance and cost of off-grid appropriate appliances, particularly televisions and fans.

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Sure Chill completes innovative smart controller development with support from Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund

Dec 07, 2020

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PRESS RELEASE | New Efficiency for Access Campaign Centers Off-Grid Appliances in COVID-19 Response

Nov 13, 2020

Appliances are Vital makes the case for including low-energy, inclusive appliances in the global pandemic recovery effort.

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Solar-powered technology to level the playing field for women and girls in world’s poorest countries

Oct 11, 2020

The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund has awarded 20 organisations a total of £2.9 million in funding for innovative, solar-powered appliance technology projects that will help to level the playing field whilst addressing the climate emergency.

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