Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Appliance Testing
Appliance markets in their early stages face a daunting challenge: the lack of information on how their products are used in specific real-world applications. To address this problem, CLASP through Efficiency for Access partnered with various partners to conduct field testing on three solar-powered appliances: milking machines, refrigerators, and water pumps.
The results of these field tests have yielded valuable user-centric insights for each appliance, which have been compiled into reports. These reports are designed to benefit manufacturers, distributors, and other stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of improving user satisfaction and enabling laboratory testing to reflect real-world conditions more accurately.
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Key Cold Chain Infrastructure Markets
These reports evaluate the cold chain technology markets in India, Kenya and Nigeria. Each report identifies current trends, barriers and opportunities for market transformation, as well as strategies to accelerate the adoption of cold chain technologies for fresh food value chains at scale.
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.