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Revising the Brazilian Labeling Program for Refrigerators: Lessons from the European Union and Thailand
Brazil's INMETRO is currently considering modifications to the National Label for Energy Conservation (ENCE) for refrigerators. CLASP studies the experiences of the European Union (EU) and Thailand in including additional labeling categories and provides key insights.
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.
The Market Surveillance for Air Conditioners: Voluntary Guidelines for ASEAN Member States
The Market Surveillance for Air Conditioners: Voluntary Guidelines for ASEAN Member States provide best practice for governments and compliance authorities for designing and implementing national market surveillance efforts, or when revising and strengthening the existing ones.
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.
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.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Refrigerators
This comprehensive study of domestic refrigerators in Indonesia aims to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust refrigerator testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
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
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.
Standards and Labeling Policy for Deep Freezers in India
Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, this report examines the Indian deep freezer market in order to understand product segmentation and projected growth rates.
Market Assessment of Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This paper examines the methodologies and labeling thresholds adopted for room air conditioners in Japan, China, and South Korea in order to make recommendations for an impactful labeling policy in India.
Policy Measures and Impact on the Market for Room Air Conditioners in India
The Policy Measures and Impact on the Market for Room Air Conditioners in India report analyses and discusses the trends in market growth, technology evolution and market transformation as a result of BEE’s policy program. The paper further explores possible efficiency improvements by 2030 and their climate impacts.
Impact of Environmental Factors on Energy Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India
This paper details a preliminary study on the short-term impact of salinity, dust, and humidity on the energy efficiency of a room air conditioner (RAC).
Renewable Energy Systems
Practical Guidelines for Shipping Off-Grid Appliances
This essential guide includes a cost analysis, an overview of import and export regulations, and a set of practical steps to prepare a product for shipment for three appliance categories: small household appliances (e.g. TVs and fans), refrigerators and solar water pumps.
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 Outstanding Off-Grid Refrigerators
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about off-grid refrigerators that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2019 Global LEAP Awards.
Vietnam Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with the Ecology and Environment Institute (EEI), conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Vietnam and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support a revision of Vietnam's MEPS and energy labeling ratings for ACs.
Thailand Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with a local partner, Niwat Phansilpakom, conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Thailand and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support revision of Thailand’s MEPS and labeling for ACs.
2019 eceee Summer Study – Catalysing technology innovation in the off-grid market through appropriate product performance testing
This paper presents an analysis of the performance of off-grid refrigerators based on data generated via laboratory and field testing processes. The paper includes an introduction of an off-grid refrigerator performance testing methodology developed in support of the Global LEAP program.