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Unlocking Green Jobs for Rural Youth in Solar Irrigation
Efficiency for Access and Dalberg are launching a pilot program to promote green skills development and enable youth to access jobs in the solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) sector.
Keep it Cool: Harnessing Cold Storage to Reduce Food Loss & Support Sustainable Food Systems in Emerging Economies
This Efficiency for Access technology trend brief explores the role of cold storage in reducing food loss and enhancing food security, and highlights organizations that are pioneering these efforts.
2023 Tech Trends in Energy Access
Up-to-date market insights for off-grid cooling, cooking and agricultural productive-use appliances, encompassing trends, opportunities, and targeted recommendations for scaling access to efficient technologies.
Quantifying Appliance Access Gaps for a Climate-Resilient Africa
This report quantifies appliance access gaps in Africa for five appliances essential for climate-resilient development: refrigerators, televisions, fans, air conditioners, and solar water pumps.
Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities – The Role of Off-Grid Appliances
This report examines community resilience in the context of climate change, focusing on the role of off-grid solar products and equipment in supporting low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Appliance Testing
CLASP through Efficiency for Access conducted multi-country field testing to evaluate the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines.
The next frontier, productive uses of energy, is an area that CLASP and the Schatz Center have deep expertise in. They will be instrumental in shaping the next generation of quality assurance.Itotia Njagi
IFC Lighting Global Lead
Solar-Powered Irrigation Systems: Challenges & Opportunities in Kenya
This report summarizes the outcomes from CLASP's Stakeholders' Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on expanding the accessibility of solar-powered irrigation systems.
Key Cold Chain Infrastructure Markets
These reports evaluate the cold chain technology markets in India, Kenya and Nigeria. Each report identifies current trends, barriers and opportunities for market transformation, as well as strategies to accelerate the adoption of cold chain technologies for fresh food value chains at scale.
Appliance Impacts Over Time
This longitudinal study explores how customers’ relationship with their off-grid appliances changes over time. The study captured critical indicators through phone interviews with over 4000 off-grid TV, solar water pump, and refrigerator customers to track product quality, durability, satisfaction, impact, and uptake.
South African Shower Heads Testing Report
This report provides an overview of the flow rate profiles of available South African shower heads, and depictions of product spray patterns.
Appliances for All: Assessing the Inclusivity of the Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector
This report examines how well solar lighting and appliances are reaching key populations, and assesses inclusion across solar company employment practices and product offerings.
Uses and Impacts of Off-Grid Refrigerators
This report summarises the benefits and challenges experienced by off-grid refrigerator users in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over several years, based on an analysis by 60 Decibels and Efficiency for Access.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Ethiopia
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Ethiopia based on findings from an Efficiency for Access market survey. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
Kenya Consumer Experience Study: Insights on Solar Appliances
Building on its 2021 off-grid solar consumer study, VeraSol has produced fresh insights into the ownership of and consumer experience with off-grid solar appliances in Kenya.
Rapid Product Assessment: A New Approach to Testing Productive Use Appliances
VeraSol developed a Rapid Product Assessment approach for the quality evaluation of emerging productive use equipment. The new testing protocol offers a more direct and affordable pathway to verifying the quality of these nascent technologies.
Using Technology to Build Affordable Business Intelligence for the Solar Water Pump Market
This study aimed to further innovation in East Africa's solar water pump market by developing and testing the viability of a toolkit that leverages remote sensing to generate affordable business intelligence for the nascent solar water pump market.
Pennies per Pound: The Return on Investment from Appliance Efficiency Technical Assistance
This report calculates the return on investment of 12 standards and labeling policies and technical assistance efforts spanning four geographic regions.
Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Remote Monitoring Solutions Beta Testing
CLASP through Efficiency for Access beta-tested remote performance monitors to develop an ideal solution that monitors the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and India.