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Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Nigeria
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Nigeria based on findings from Efficiency for Access market surveys. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing Buyer’s Guide
This Global LEAP Usability Testing Buyer's Guide contains information about select Winner and Finalist EPCs that participated in a three-month usability testing in Kenya. Testing was conducted as part of the 2020 Global LEAP Awards EPC Competition.
Guide to Building Sustainable Testing Capacity in ECOWAS
This Guide provides instruction on establishing sustainable testing practices for ensuring product compliance with energy efficiency programmes in ECOWAS states.
Webinar Materials | Are Permanent Magnet Motors the Next “Game-Changer” in Energy Access?
Presentation materials from an April 22 webinar on the benefits of permanent magnet motor applications in off-grid and weak-grid markets.
2021 Solar Appliance Snapshots
Two-page primers covering the latest market trends, consumer impacts, current success, barriers and pathways to scale for 11 high-priority technologies.
2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs
A comprehensive synthesis of technology and market insights, consumer impacts, current success, remaining barriers and pathways to scale for 11 high-priority technologies.
Through our work with CLASP, we were able to determine buying and use patterns of energy efficient, off-grid appliances. This information can be used to better serve off- and weak-grid Bangladeshi end-users, shape future programming, and the availability of off-grid appliances.Dr. Rushad Faridi
Head of Research at dataWhiz
Batteries & Storage
Innovations in Off-Grid Solar E-Waste Management
This report presents case studies on the first round of the inaugural Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge, offering detailed analysis of eight projects addressing growing e-waste levels from the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
Webinar Materials | How to Evaluate and Prioritize Efficiency Policies with Mepsy
Presentation materials from a webinar demonstration of Mepsy and its features on April 27, 2021.
The Benefits of Permanent Magnet Motors: Efficiency Opportunities in Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Markets
This report offers a comprehensive analysis of permanent magnet motor-driven appliances in off- and weak-grid markets.
In-depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in South Africa
In the In-Depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in South Africa report, CLASP investigated the opportunity to introduce water efficiency policies in South Africa that could conserve water and avoid associated carbon emissions from water heating.
Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Follow-Up Report
The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) was launched in August 2018 as part of the Ideas to Impact programme to fill information gaps about one component of the off-grid cold chain (cold storage) with the hopes of contributing to a larger discourse addressing off-grid cold chains designed to support smallholder farmers.
Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (Round 1) Follow-up Report
The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition (Round 1) aimed to transform the global market for off-grid refrigerators by incentivising companies to nominate appliances to be tested in laboratory and field settings, and then to be benchmarked against one other. This follow-up review builds on the findings of the evaluation conducted by the innovation foundation Nesta to assess what happened to the Winners and Finalists of Round 1 of the Competition.
Off- and Weak Grid Appliance Market: Sierra Leone
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Sierra Leone based on findings from Efficiency for Access market surveys. The profile explores the overall market landscape in Sierra Leone, the common power type, size, price, and warranty of off-grid appliances sold in retail markets, and other findings relevant to sector stakeholders working in Sierra Leone.
Finding the Sweet Spot: Identifying Affordable Quality Solar Products for the Last Mile
This report brings together the GDC’s findings from 6 months of research on the quality of best-selling non-quality-verified (non-QV) products in Kenya. Through a funnelled field survey and quality testing led by VeraSol, our research identified non-QV products that are close to meeting the Lighting Global Quality Standards while remaining highly price-competitive with leading products in the market today.
Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa
This report details the extent of the environmentally harmful dumping of inefficient or obselete ACs across ten countries in North, West, East, and Southern Africa, ultimately providing policymakers with a set of solutions to encourage a transition toward highly-efficient, sustainable cooling technologies.
Electric Pressure Cooking: Accelerating Microgrid E-Cooking Through Business and Delivery Model Innovations
To evaluate the need and use-case for EPCs, CLASP conducted a small-scale study with PowerGen Renewable Energy mini-grid EPC customers in rural Tanzania. The report outlines the business model and delivery mechanisms used to distribute the EPCs, demonstrating that in-person trainings and loan facilities are critical components of product uptake and retention.
Electric Bankers: Utility-Enabled Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper, co-authored with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, focuses on one of the critical roadblocks to the uptake of appliances — a lack of access to consumer financing for lower income households — and explores how energy providers can close the credit gap.
Use and Impact of Solar TVs
From 2018-2019, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey Global LEAP results-based financing customers in East Africa about their experiences with solar TVs. This analysis provides valuable insights into customers’ demographics, usage, and challenges with solar TVs.