Explore Our Research Publications
Quality Assurance Capacity Building for the Off-Grid Solar Sector: Environmental and Social Framework Documentation
The following documents encompass the required documentation for the World Bank Group funded project, Quality Assurance Capacity Building for the Off-Grid Solar Sector.
Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities – The Role of Off-Grid Appliances
This report examines community resilience in the context of climate change, focusing on the role of off-grid solar products and equipment in supporting low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
China’s MEPS Lead to Major AC Market Transformation
CLASP's analysis of China's evolving room air conditioner standards shows strong evidence for policy's role in swift market transformation.
CO₂ Avoidance from an EU Phase-Out of Gas Cooking Appliances
This factsheet reveals the potential CO₂ avoidance from an EU phase-out of gas cooking appliances from 2025 to 2029.
The Public Health & Environmental Impacts of Cooking with Gas
This report synthesises the health risks of cooking with gas, quantifies the societal cost, and gives actionable solutions to phase out gas cooking appliances in the UK, in favour of electric alternatives.
Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Appliance Testing
CLASP through Efficiency for Access conducted multi-country field testing to evaluate the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines.
Energy Efficiency in the Favelas
New report reveals insights about the intersection of energy, poverty and efficiency in favelas across Rio de Janeiro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Informational to Comparative: The New Philippine Energy Label
CLASP conducted a stakeholder survey about attitudes toward and understanding of the updated Philippine Energy Labeling Program's new label. These findings were presented to the Philippines DOE.
Renewable Energy Systems
All Access Electrification Pathways
An analysis of the least cost-incurring electrification pathway for off-and weak-grid consumers in obtaining enhanced energy services.
Exposing the Hidden Health Impacts of Cooking with Gas
This report synthesises the health risks of cooking with gas, quantifies the societal cost, and gives actionable solutions to phase out gas cooking appliances across the EU-27, in favour of electric alternatives.
World’s Best MEPS: Identifying Top Energy Efficiency Standards for Priority Appliances
This report compares the stringency of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements for the six highest-emitting appliance categories across ten of the world’s highest carbon emitting economies.
Global Lighting Policy Bulletin
This bulletin outlines recently passed national and regional policy developments around the world phasing out fluorescent lighting.