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Renewable Energy Systems
Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report
This Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report outlines the current state of knowledge and activities on solar e-waste management in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as several barriers the Solar E-Waste Challenge should seek to address.
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.
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.
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.
Solar Water Pump Outlook 2019: Global Trends and Market Opportunities
This report offers insights on the solar water pump market in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia like never before. Analysis underscores a growing business case for promotion and adoption—with an addressable market estimated at USD 15.6 billion—and identifies solutions to barriers preventing market scale.
Renewable Energy Systems
Compatibility and Interoperability Technology Roadmap
Compatibility and interoperability refer to the ability of systems and components to work together in the same environment, including the exchange of information. Both are key features of mature markets for a variety of technologies around the world. This technology roadmap outlines an important first step in defining the requirements for a mature off-grid industry.
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.
2019 eceee Summer Study – CLASP Policy Database – an appliance energy efficiency tool for collaboration
2019 eceee Summer Study – Boosting African regional markets of highly efficient appliances through effective energy efficiency and trade policy
What if coupling proven energy efficiency policy tools with effective trade policy could reshape the regional market of highly efficient appliances in Africa? This paper evaluates the opportunity to boost the effects of regionally harmonized standards within the AfCFTA, by improving efficiency of appliances while enhancing intra-regional trade.
2019 eceee Summer Study – Catalysing technology innovation in the off-grid market through appropriate product performance testing
This paper presents an analysis of the performance of off-grid refrigerators based on data generated via laboratory and field testing processes. The paper includes an introduction of an off-grid refrigerator performance testing methodology developed in support of the Global LEAP program.
2019 eceee Summer Study – Assessing testing capacity in ECOWAS and ASEAN regions to support S&L programs for cooling appliances
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.
Off-Grid Refrigeration Technology Roadmap
Over the last year, CLASP convened industry experts to construct a roadmap for refrigerators. This document identifies a series of technology improvements that, if adopted, could improve the efficiency and performance for a range of refrigerator types.
Solar Water Pump Technology Roadmap
Between May 2018 and May 2019, CLASP convened a technical working group to construct an industry roadmap for solar water pumps. This document identifies a series of technology improvements for remote monitoring systems and brushless DC motors that, if adopted, could improve pump efficiency and performance.
Use and Benefits of Solar Water Pumps
Between 2016 and 2018, Efficiency for Access partnered with 60 Decibels to survey 375 solar water pump customers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania about their experiences. This analysis provides valuable insights into customer purchasing decisions and use cases.
State of Play and Innovations in Off-Grid Refrigeration Technology: Lessons Learned from Current Initiatives
The paper explores the role of innovation cash prizes in catalyzing technology innovation and market expansion of off-grid refrigeration, analyzing them through the lens of the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition. Key findings underscore the need for more data and field testing to better understand how refrigerators can maximize energy performance and meet customer expectations.
Tanzania Market Snapshot: Horticulture Value Chains and Potential for Solar Water Pump Technology
In 2018, Efficiency for Access collaborated with Simusolar on a major research effort to size and characterize the market potential for modern irrigation in the Tanzanian horticulture sector. This report addresses important market and consumer information gaps for solar water pump manufacturers and distributors in Tanzania and beyond.