Identifying the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances

The Global LEAP Awards use a competition-based approach to drive innovation and performance in early-stage product markets, while also building valuable technical and commercial market infrastructure.

How We Scale Markets

Appropriately-designed, highly energy-efficient appliance technologies are essential to accelerating global energy access efforts. Awards programs are a key entry point for new technologies and trends in emerging markets.

The Global LEAP Awards is an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation.

This unique program has evolved into a trusted global brand that serves as the de facto source of accurate, actionable information about the quality and energy performance of off-grid appliances.

Awards and prizes also provide a platform for follow-on and affiliated interventions that accelerate a given awards or prize program’s impacts. Global LEAP results-based financing aims to catalyze the uptake of high quality, super-efficient appliances by lowering the cost to procure large volumes of best-in-class appliances for early mover off-grid solar companies, and facilitating new business partnerships for appliance suppliers that have invested in the production of high-quality off-grid appliances.

Impacts To Date

The Global LEAP Awards results-based financing facility has catalyzed the sale of more than 280,000 off-grid refrigerators, TVs, solar water pumps, and electric pressure cookers in seven countries, reaching more than 1,289,000 beneficiaries.

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