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Press Release: Global LEAP Awards Announces Winners and Finalists of the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge

Mar 01, 2023

The 2022 competition identified 12 best-in-class, affordable, energy-efficient off-grid cold chains appropriate for use in un- and underserved markets. Selfchill emerged as the top winner and New Leaf Dynamic was a runner-up, receiving US$ 75,000 and US$ 25,000, respectively.

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Reflections from the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Halfway Point

May 24, 2022

Insights into the competition's progress to date and next steps.

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2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Announces Preliminary Finalists

Oct 19, 2021

Seventeen products from 14 companies have been selected as preliminary finalists of the 2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge.

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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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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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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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Efficiency for Access Shares Market Insights on India’s Weak-Grid Solar Appliance Market

Jun 08, 2020

Efficiency for Access conducted market scoping surveys to identify products sold in local retail shops and gather data on weak-grid appropriate appliances that are available to consumers in India.

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Launch of the Access to Energy Institute – First collaborative research and development platform in the solar off-grid industry

Feb 05, 2019

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Energy Access Practitioner Network 2017 Survey Highlights Appliances

Mar 05, 2018

The United Nations Foundation-led Energy Access Practitioner Network released its 2017 survey results, the latest in a series the Network has conducted since 2012. As the largest network of its kind, the Practitioner Network’s annual member survey “gauges the pulse” across the energy access value chain, from consumer finance to product design, marketing, distribution, after-sales service, and research and development.

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