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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.
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.
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.
Renewable Energy Systems
2021 Appliance Data Trends
The 2021 Appliance Data Trends report builds on the 2018 Appliance Data Trends report and presents updated product performance, energy efficiency, and pricing trends for off-grid appropriate televisions, fans, refrigerators, solar water pumps and early market insights for electric pressure cookers.
Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey 2020
The 2020 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey shares key insights on the perceived demand for, and impact of, off-grid appropriate appliances using data collected from 133 industry, policy, and development stakeholders. The survey results reflect the dynamic needs of off-grid consumers and aim to characterize the positive socioeconomic impact of a range of household appliances, productive use equipment, and healthcare technologies.
Over 20 years, CLASP's impact has been transformative. I can see that change nowhere bigger than India - where energy efficiency is one of the strongest pillars of the government, and it has been continuously supported by CLASP.Tanmay Tathagat
Efficiency Expert and Director of Environmental Design Solutions
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.
Renewable Energy Systems
Off- and Weak-Grid Solar Appliance Market: India
Insufficient data about off-grid appropriate appliances makes it difficult for manufacturers, policymakers, distributors, mini-grid operators, investors, and other market actors to make informed decisions. To help address this challenge, Efficiency for Access has worked to gather data on the availability of off-grid appropriate appliances in key countries.
Solar Water Pump Durability Research Memo
This memo fills important knowledge gaps on solar water pump durability by sharing key data from Global LEAP Awards laboratory testing and summarizing information from the existing literature and interviews with industry experts. It provides useful recommendations for how to enhance solar water pump durability and identifies opportunities for how to improve existing test methods and future quality assurance efforts.
Renewable Energy Systems
The Role of Appliances in Achieving Gender Equality and Energy Access for All
Energy-efficient off-grid appliances are essential to ensuring the advantages of electricity translate into measurable social and economic benefits for the millions of households without access to modern energy. Evidence from the Efficiency for Access Coalition and ENERGIA finds the benefits of modern energy are not reaching those who need it most.
Solar Milling: Exploring Market Requirements to Close the Commercial Viability
This report uses data collected from field testing results of solar mills in East Africa to analyze the market requirements for solar mills and assess their commercial viability.
2019 State of the Off-Grid Market Report
The 2019 State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market Report analyzes the major market trends for off-grid appropriate TVs, fans, and refrigerators across eight representative markets in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
2019 Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide for Solar Water Pumps
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about solar water pumps that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards.
Solar Water Pump Outlook 2019: Global Trends and Market Opportunities
This report offers insights on the solar water pump market in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia like never before. Analysis underscores a growing business case for promotion and adoption—with an addressable market estimated at USD 15.6 billion—and identifies solutions to barriers preventing market scale.
Promoting High-Performing Off-Grid Appliances
In its first ever policy brief, Efficiency for Access explores how test methods, quality standards, and labeling might be used to promote energy efficiency and quality in off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances as the market evolves.
Solar Water Pump Technology Roadmap
Between May 2018 and May 2019, CLASP convened a technical working group to construct an industry roadmap for solar water pumps. This document identifies a series of technology improvements for remote monitoring systems and brushless DC motors that, if adopted, could improve pump efficiency and performance.
Use and Benefits of Solar Water Pumps
Between 2016 and 2018, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey 375 solar water pump customers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania about their experiences. This analysis provides valuable insights into customer purchasing decisions and use cases.
Tanzania Market Snapshot: Horticulture Value Chains and Potential for Solar Water Pump Technology
In 2018, Efficiency for Access collaborated with Simusolar on a major research effort to size and characterize the market potential for modern irrigation in the Tanzanian horticulture sector. This report addresses important market and consumer information gaps for solar water pump manufacturers and distributors in Tanzania and beyond.