The Global LEAP Awards is an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances.

The 2016-17 round of competitions will identify super-efficient, high quality off-grid fans

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. Winners will be identified through a combination of expert evaluation and energy- and cost-based quantitative assessments.


Global LEAP Award Winners and Finalists benefit in the following ways:

  • Eligibility for participation in an affiliated Global LEAP procurement incentives program, designed to drive large-scale procurement and distribution of best-in-class off-grid appliances in key off-grid markets.
  • Acumen and Shell Foundation will consider Global LEAP Awards Winners and Finalists as they work to identify breakthrough innovations and impact investment opportunities in off-grid appliance enterprises.
  • Use of the Global LEAP Awards brand to differentiate your products to investors, development organizations, institutional customers, and others. 
  • Significant exposure through a multi-faceted publicity and business-to-business marketing campaign

Nominations for the 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards for Outstanding Off-Grid Fans close on 20 January 2017. Please contact us to learn more.

Nominations were accepted in the following categories: