The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) was launched as a commitment to the Sustainable Energy for All campaign, to support the growth of sustainable commercial clean energy access markets throughout the developing world.
Global LEAP's premier program is the Global LEAP Awards, an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation. Appropriately designed and priced off- and weak-grid appliances unlock a wide range of energy services for households and businesses, including cooling, lighting, and mechanization.
Global LEAP’s work:
- Enables the uptake of super-efficient off-grid technologies, which reduce energy supply costs
- Facilitates programmatic, policy, and research collaboration among energy access stakeholders
- Supports quality assurance frameworks for off-grid energy products and services, which build consumer, industry, policymaker and investor confidence
Global LEAP’s benefits to the off-grid market: