Clean energy technologies, often paired with home solar systems and renewable mini-grids, make it possible for households and businesses to access life-changing modern energy services for the first time.
The Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) research and innovation programme aims to develop and accelerate the market for highly energy-efficient appliances in developing countries. These appliances will enable a more reliable and efficient energy system and increase global energy access.
The programme will be delivered through the international Efficiency for Access Coalition and involve a range of co-funders and partners.
£18 million of UK aid over five years is supporting the coalition and LEIA programme. It aims to accelerate the availability, efficiency and performance of a range of appliances and related technologies particularly suited to developing countries.
The LEIA initiative will address this opportunity through three main focus areas:
For programme updates, visit www.EfficiencyForAccess.org