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New Competitions for World’s Best Off-Grid Appliances Announced at White House Forum:
Global LEAP Awards speed super-efficient, quality-assured off-grid televisions and fans to fast-emerging clean energy markets
The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) recently opened the 2015–16 Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world’s highest-quality, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This year’s competition will focus on off-grid televisions and fans, two appliance product categories with strong consumer demand. Global LEAP announced the competition at a recent White House Forum entitled “Catalyzing Markets for Off-Grid Clean Energy Access” which was attended by UNF and several members of the network. Eleven leading off-grid companies and major appliance manufacturers which have already committed to nominating more than 30 appliances for the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards include: Barefoot Power, BBOXX, d.light, fosera, Maks Renewable Energy Co. Ltd., Niwa Solar,Omnivoltaic Power Co. Ltd., Sola Home Appliances, Inc., Solageo, SSG, and Superfan.
Nominations for the Global LEAP Awards are due 15 January 2016. Product manufacturers and others may visit www.GlobalLEAPawards.org to access complete information about the Global LEAP Awards competitions.