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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.
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.
Transitional Test Method for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for Electronic Displays
Transitional Test Method sets out a measurement methodology that can be freely used by manufacturers and importers of electronic displays to assess compliance with two recent European regulations.
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.
Indonesia Residential End-Use Survey
CLASP and Ipsos conducted a first-of-its-kind national survey of household appliance use in Indonesia to provide insights into appliance ownership and usage at the household level to support energy efficiency policies that maximize energy and CO₂ reductions and cost savings for household consumers, manufacturers, and the nation.
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.
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.
Bulk Procurement Inspection Manuals
In November 2019, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an energy service company set up under India’s Ministry of Power, published a series of inspection manuals to guide bulk procurements for five product categories: electric motors, LED street light fixtures, room air conditioners, smart meters, and submersible water pumps.
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.
Use and Impact of Solar TVs
From 2018-2019, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey Global LEAP results-based financing customers in East Africa about their experiences with solar TVs. This analysis provides valuable insights into customers’ demographics, usage, and challenges with solar TVs.
Evaluating the Impacts of Mandatory Policies and Labelling Program for Appliances in India
This paper discusses the impacts of mandatory standards and India's labelling program as they relate to market growth, technology improvements, market transformation, and climate change mitigation.
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.
The Appliance Market in Bangladesh: Lessons Learnt from Field Visits and Interviews with Retailers
Through a Global LEAP Awards results-based financing (RBF), CLASP conducted 55 in-depth interviews with retailers in Bangladesh in 2018 to learn about the retail market for domestic appliances. This study synthesizes those interviews and finds the market conducive to improving the quality and availability of appliances, creating opportunities for businesses and society.
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.