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Resilient Appliances for Resilient People and Planet
This whitepaper explores the underrated yet critical application of quality assurance in developing and identifying climate-resilient solar appliances, thereby building communities’ resilience against climate-related risks.
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.
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.
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.
CLASP occupies a space that no other organisation is likely to fulfill in Europe. The combination of robust technical analysis with international experience and best practice provides a technical foundation that underpins progressive policy positions.Hans-Paul Siderius
Ecodesign representative, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Quality Assurance for Off-Grid TVs and Fans: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward
The learning paper documents key learnings from testing and evaluating off-grid TVs and fans and provide recommendations for future quality assurance efforts.
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 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.
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.
Off-Grid Appliance Performance Testing: Results and Trends for Early-Stage Market Development
In their latest article in Springer Nature’s Energy Efficiency journal CLASP synthesizes data from the Efficiency for Access Coalition’s new tool, Equip Data, and gives readers a glimpse of the current status, efficiency and cost trends of televisions, fans and refrigerators.
2019 eceee Summer Study – CLASP Policy Database – an appliance energy efficiency tool for collaboration
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.
Lighting Global Quality assurance tested a group of top-selling non-quality verified solar products in five domestic markets across Africa and South Asia. All 17 evaluated products failed to meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards for pico-PV products.
Global LEAP Awards 2017 Buyer’s Guide for Off-Grid Fans & Televisions
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. The 2017 edition contains information about off-grid fans and televisions that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards.
Global LEAP Awards 2016 Buyer’s Guide for Outstanding Off-Grid Fans and Televisions
The Global LEAP Awards Buyer’s Guide is a catalog of the world’s best off-grid appliances. The 2016 edition contains information about off-grid fans and televisions that were named Winners and Finalists in the 2015-16 Global LEAP Awards.
Renewable Energy Systems
Off-Grid Solar Home Systems – Technical & Market Guide
Solar home systems (SHSs) are technologically complex, and many companies offer a range of
products. This guide presents the best available high-level technical and market information about one (1) SHS product and/or configuration per company.
Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances 2014 Buyer’s Guide
The Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-Grid Appliances Buyer’s Guide provides high-level information about the Awards Winners and Finalists—and its purpose is to help SHS companies and mini-grid developers make smarter, faster off-grid appliance procurement decisions.