Little information is available about the performance and quality of appliances designed specifically for off- and weak-grid environments. Efficiency for Access‘s new Data Trends Report examines market trends of off-grid appropriate TVs, fans, and refrigerators – the appliances most in demand by un- and under-electrified consumers.
The report highlights the need for consistent investment in R&D and technology transfer efforts in the off-grid sector to unlock an immense potential for product innovations and market scale-up. Overall, this report informs market actors about recent efficiency and price trends of off-grid and weak-grid appliances and allows them to identify opportunities for potential product performance improvements.
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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.