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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.
We have always found that the technical contributions and policy recommendations from CLASP strongly complement our own advocacy efforts, collectively enabling us to deliver a compelling message to the Commission in support of ambitious regulations.Laura Degallaix
Secretary General, European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation
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.
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.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Pakistan
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Pakistan based on Efficiency for Access market survey findings. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
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.
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.
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.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Uganda
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Uganda 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.
Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund: Innovator Series – Agsol
The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund supported Agsol in developing a solar-powered, small-scale mill that offers a more affordable and efficient solution for customers living in rural areas.
Uses and Impacts of Solar Water Pumps
This report explores the benefits and potential challenges experienced by solar water pump customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.