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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.
Water and Energy Justice in the Favelas
CLASP assisted Catalytic Communities in a youth-run research project aimed at training low-income favela residents in the full arc of research, including how to use data to address compounding water and energy crises in Rio.
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.
2020 Buyer’s Guide for Electric Pressure Cookers
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. This edition contains information about electric pressure cookers that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2020 Global LEAP Awards.
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 contribution from CLASP has been instrumental in the process for setting ecodesign and energy labelling requirements on televisions and computer monitors.Paolo Tosoratti
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency; European Commission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey 2018
The 2018 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey report examines the perceived demand and impact potential of household, productive use and healthcare technologies.
Global LEAP 2017 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey
In late 2016, Global LEAP conducted a survey of energy access professionals to assess the expected demand for and impact of off-grid, solar-powered appliances, including household, small-medium enterprise (SME), and clinical applications with the goal of helping market actors make better-informed decisions about off-grid appliances.