The paper presents findings of a baseline product testing effort used to establish a foundational understanding of the field performance of commercially available off-grid refrigerators. It further explores the role of innovation cash prizes in catalyzing technology innovation and market expansion of off-grid refrigeration,

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Since 2017, IMC Worldwide, Energy 4 Impact, and CLASP have been testing off-grid refrigerators submitted by global manufacturers to determine efficiency, reliability and design appropriateness for off-grid users.

This paper summarises some of the challenges faced during the field testing phase of the Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, and how the team worked around them, ensuring the competition remained fair and relevant.

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This brief provides guidance on how the public sector can con- tribute to the goals of inclusive business models. This policy brief is based on the proceedings of the Re- gional workshop on the use of the cold chain in the development of agriculture and agro- industries in sub-Saharan Africa, organized in Yaoundé (Cameroon) in June 2012

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The use of off-grid refrigeration is not yet abundant in rural Uganda, so to get an indicative baseline and understand the context around use of refrigeration by low-income households and businesses, Energy 4 Impact carried out a study of 172  small scale, grid connected businesses that heavily rely on refrigeration. These businesses, primarily small retail shop based in rural Uganda, are the same types of enterprises that would be the target users of off grid refrigerators. 

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The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about off-grid refrigerators that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards. The Buyer’s Guide serves as a procurement tool for off-grid solar companies and distributors, and provides general market intelligence to other interested stakeholders. It includes rated product specifications, performance metrics based on laboratory testing, and sales contact information.

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