The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (LEAP) has run the Off-Grid Refrigeration Competition in partnership with DFID through Ideas to Impact, USAID's Global Development Lab and Power Africa. The Off-Grid Refrigeration Competition has rewarded advancements in off-grid refrigeration technology, as well as the most promising commercial models.
Energy 4 Impact has been involved in the implementation of the prize.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL LEAP AWARDS OFF-GRID REFRIGERATOR COMPETITION
All Global LEAP Awards nominations have been tested according to internationally-accepted laboratory test methodologies to confirm their energy performance, durability, and reliability, and have also been evaluated by a panel of off-grid market experts. In addition, for the first time in the competition's history, nominated products have been field-tested with potential users to understand appropriateness of design and user experience. Winners have been identified through a combination of expert evaluation and energy-and cost-based quantitative assessments.
Cash prizes have been awarded to products that demonstrated market leading innovation in energy efficiency, overall value and appropriate design and user experience.
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