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Insights From The Solar E-Waste Challenge Halfway Point

Sep 28, 2020

This piece gives insights into the inaugural Solar E-Waste Challenge projects and demonstrates the urgent need for sustainable and scalable solutions.

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The Global LEAP Awards COVID-19 Update

Apr 23, 2020

To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the off-grid solar sector, the Global LEAP Awards team has been working closely with stakeholders to support companies participating in our competitions and results-based financing programs.

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The Global LEAP Awards Announce 2019 Solar E-Waste Challenge Winners

Jul 15, 2019

Competition winners will receive between $50,000-$200,000 in grant funding to implement projects over a 12-month period.

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Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge Nomination Results by the Numbers

Jun 05, 2019

The Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge received 159 applications to implement projects in 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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UK aid and Shell Foundation Join USAID in support of the Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge

May 08, 2019

Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge to offer $1,600,000 in grant funding

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Unlocking the Potential of Rural Entrepreneurs in Zambia with Solar Irrigation Pumps

Mar 26, 2019

Shell Foundation's portfolio company, Rent to Own (RTO), is a for-profit social enterprise pioneering productive asset financing in Zambia. RTO has disbursed over $4 million in productive use assets to more than 7,500 Zambians.

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Efficiency for Access June Newsletter

Jun 28, 2018

June focused on all things refrigeration – which included a first-of-its-kind market baseline testing report, a market development roundtable in Amsterdam, and the launch of two new refrigerators designed specifically for off- and weak-grid use.

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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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Efficiency for Access – A New Phase of Cooperation to Accelerate Energy Access Through Affordable, Efficient Appliances

Jan 08, 2018

UK aid, USAID/Power Africa, Rockefeller Foundation, Shell Foundation, Good Energies Foundation, and more join together to promote energy efficient appliances as a powerful catalyst to clean energy access

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