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Year 3 of the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge launches

Sep 14, 2021

Today marks the launch of the third year of the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge, a global, multidisciplinary competition that empowers teams of university students to help accelerate clean energy access.

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New Technical Note Outlines Remote Monitoring Solutions for Off-Grid Appliances

Sep 10, 2021

Efficiency for Access launched a field-testing initiative to evaluate the options for collecting data and validate the technical specifications of off-grid refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar-powered milking machines in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and India.

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Uganda's Off-Grid Appliance Market

Sep 03, 2021

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

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Press Release: A More Integrative Approach Needed to Realise Global Energy Access Goals

Aug 20, 2021

Energy-efficient off-grid appliances are on the rise and improving livelihoods in the process. However, cross-cutting barriers still exist in the off-grid solar sector and require a more integrative approach to address these challenges and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 7.

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Energy Saving Trust opens Request for Proposals for off-grid refrigeration research

Jul 28, 2021

Energy Saving Trust launches a Request for Proposals for LEIA research on examining the fiscal environment for incentivising local assembly and manufacturing options for off-grid appliances in Africa and India.

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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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