The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about off-grid refrigerators that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards. The Buyer’s Guide serves as a procurement tool for off-grid solar companies and distributors, and provides general market intelligence to other interested stakeholders. It includes rated product specifications, performance metrics based on laboratory testing, and sales contact information.
The Global LEAP Awards identify one Winner as the best overall product nominated for each size and form factor-based category, with other high-quality products in that category identified as Finalists. The 2019 Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide for Outstanding Off-Grid Refrigerators lists twenty-one refrigerators and refrigerator-freezer combination units intended for use with off-grid energy systems.
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Batteries & Storage
Innovations in Off-Grid Solar E-Waste Management
This report presents case studies on the first round of the inaugural Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge, offering detailed analysis of eight projects addressing growing e-waste levels from the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Follow-Up Report
The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) was launched in August 2018 as part of the Ideas to Impact programme to fill information gaps about one component of the off-grid cold chain (cold storage) with the hopes of contributing to a larger discourse addressing off-grid cold chains designed to support smallholder farmers.
Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (Round 1) Follow-up Report
The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (Round 1) aimed to transform the global market for off-grid refrigerators by incentivising companies to nominate appliances to be tested in laboratory and field settings, and then to be benchmarked against one other. This follow-up review builds on the findings of the evaluation conducted by the innovation foundation Nesta to assess what happened to the Winners and Finalists of Round 1 of the Competition.
Use and Impact of Solar TVs
From 2018-2019, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey Global LEAP results-based financing customers in East Africa about their experiences with solar TVs. This analysis provides valuable insights into customers’ demographics, usage, and challenges with solar TVs.
Renewable Energy Systems
Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report
This Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report outlines the current state of knowledge and activities on solar e-waste management in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as several barriers the Solar E-Waste Challenge should seek to address.
2019 Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide for Solar Water Pumps
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about solar water pumps that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards.
2019 eceee Summer Study – Catalysing technology innovation in the off-grid market through appropriate product performance testing
This paper presents an analysis of the performance of off-grid refrigerators based on data generated via laboratory and field testing processes. The paper includes an introduction of an off-grid refrigerator performance testing methodology developed in support of the Global LEAP program.
State of Play and Innovations in Off-Grid Refrigeration Technology: Lessons Learned from Current Initiatives
The paper explores the role of innovation cash prizes in catalyzing technology innovation and market expansion of off-grid refrigeration, analyzing them through the lens of the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition. Key findings underscore the need for more data and field testing to better understand how refrigerators can maximize energy performance and meet customer expectations.