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New report: Solar water pump customers report improvements in their lives

Jul 08, 2021

The Uses & Impacts of Solar Water Pumps Report explores the benefits and challenges experienced by customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.

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Global LEAP Awards Launches the 2021 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge

Jun 29, 2021

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge will identify and promote the most energy-efficient, sustainable and cost-effective cold storage technologies designed for smallholder farmers.

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Efficiency for Access Design Challenge winners 2020 – 2021 showcase clean energy innovations at Grand Final

Jun 23, 2021

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Nigeria Off-Grid Appliance Market

Jun 14, 2021

In continuation of the Efficiency for Access country profile series, this report sheds light on the off- and weak-grid appliance market in Nigeria.

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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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