Global LEAP

Global LEAP Awards

Promoting Energy Access by Supporting Innovation and Competition in the Off-Grid Appliance Market

Hundreds of millions of families and small businesses in the developing world have little or no access to the electric grid. Energy poverty depresses these people’s economic and educational opportunities, impeding lasting development gains. Electric appliances – often powered by clean low-voltage solar home systems – catalyze economic activity, increase people’s ability meet basic domestic needs, and help lay the foundation for strong commercial markets. Super-efficient appliances optimize these benefits by reducing energy costs and optimizing the value of the limited electricity available to off-grid populations.

The Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards support self-sustaining commercial markets for off-grid energy products by identifying and promoting the most energy-efficient, affordable, highest quality appliances. Learn more about the Global LEAP Awards.
 

 Global LEAP Awards Program Timeline

  • Off-Grid Color Television Awards

    The Global LEAP Awards off-grid television competition seeks to identify and promote the world's highest quality, most energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid LED lighting appliances.

    All Global LEAP Awards finalists were tested according to internationally-accepted laboratory test methodologies to confirm their energy performance, durability, and reliability, and were also evaluated by a panel of off-grid market experts for their positive contributions to off-grid clean energy markets throughout the developing world. Winners were identified through a combination of expert evaluation and energy- and cost-based quantitative assessments.

    See Global LEAP TV Winners & Finalists
  • Off-Grid LED Lighting Awards

    The Global LEAP Awards off-grid LED appliance competition seeks to identify and promote the world's highest quality, most energy-efficient, and affordable off-grid LED lighting appliances.

    All Global LEAP Awards finalists were tested according to internationally-accepted laboratory test methodologies to confirm their energy performance, durability, and reliability, and were also evaluated by a panel of off-grid market experts for their positive contributions to off-grid clean energy markets throughout the developing world. Winners were identified through a combination of expert evaluation and energy- and cost-based quantitative assessments.

    See Global LEAP LED Winners & Finalists

OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

  • International Finance Corporation
  • Climate Care Logo
  • Frontier Markets Logo
  • EarthSpark Logo
  • Project Gaia Logo
  • Selco Logo
  • Solar Sister Logo
  • Empower Generation Logo
  • Fundacion ACCIONA Microenergia logo
  • New Vision Renewable Energy Logo
  • Zamsolar Logo