The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (LEAP) is currently running their Off-Grid Refrigeration Competition. Global LEAP has partnered with Ideas to Impact (DFID), USAID's U.S. Global Development Lab and Power Africa to issue a joint call for off-grid refrigeration solutions. Our implementing partner, Energy 4 Impact has been involved in the ongoing implementation of the prize.
As part of the first call for innovations under Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development, the Off-Grid Refrigeration Competition will reward advancements in off-grid refrigeration technology, as well as the most promising commercial models.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL LEAP AWARDS OFF-GRID REFRIGERATOR COMPETITION
All Global LEAP Awards nominations are tested according to internationally-accepted laboratory test methodologies to confirm their energy performance, durability, and reliability, and are also evaluated by a panel of off-grid market experts. In addition, for the first time in the competitions history, nominated products will be field tested with potential users to understand appropriateness and value. Winners will be identified through a combination of expert evaluation and energy-and cost-based quantitative assessments.
In addition, cash prizes will be awarded to products that demonstrate market leading innovation in energy efficiency, off-grid appropriateness, and overall value.