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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 COP27: Seven Key Takeaways

Dec 09, 2022

Written by Anita Smith and Marion Kudla in discussion with Felicity Tolley, Senior Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust and Makena Ireri, Director of Clean Energy Access Research, CLASP

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Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals

Sep 12, 2022

This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.

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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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Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign

Jan 17, 2022

The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.

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Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Showcases Prototypes at Dutch Design Week 2021

Oct 19, 2021

Six student teams from the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2020–2021 are showcasing their prototype designs in a virtual gallery at Dutch Design Week 2021.

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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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Leveraging Remote Sensing Analysis to Inform the Solar Water Pump Market

Oct 15, 2021

This study aimed to further innovation in East Africa's solar water pump market by developing and testing the viability of a toolkit that leverages remote sensing to generate affordable business intelligence for the nascent solar water pump market.

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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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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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