CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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Securing Year-Round Water Supply On Small Farms In Rwanda
In the hills of Rwanda, CLASP works to improve farmers' livelihoods by securing irrigation using solar water pumps.
Net Zero Heroes Event: The Essential Appliances for Climate Action
On November 28, CLASP hosted a launch webinar for our landmark publication Net Zero Heroes. Watch the recording to learn more about the affordable, efficient appliances that must be at the heart of all climate action.
CLASP’s #NetZeroHeroes hit back at the climate crisis with actionable solutions
This November 2023, CLASP will celebrate the people and appliance heroes that are vital for mitigating the climate crisis and promoting equitable resilience; they are the #NetZeroHeroes.
Find CLASP at the Africa Climate Summit 2023
Between September 4 -6, CLASP attended the Africa Climate Summit, convened by the African Union (AU) and hosted by the Government of Kenya.
Innovative Financing Facility Supports 18 Productive Use Companies in Africa
The Productive Use Financing Facility provides procurement subsidies and capacity-building grants to 18 small and medium-sized companies selling productive use appliances (PUAs) in East, West and Central Africa.
Kenya Launches First National Cooling Action Plan
To promote sustainable cooling solutions amidst rising temperatures, Kenya has introduced a comprehensive five-year National Cooling Action Plan.
Over 20 years, CLASP's impact has been transformative. I can see that change nowhere bigger than India - where energy efficiency is one of the strongest pillars of the government, and it has been continuously supported by CLASP.Tanmay Tathagat
Efficiency Expert and Director of Environmental Design Solutions
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: Productive Use Financing Facility Opens First Public Auction Window
CLASP & Nithio's Productive Use Financing Facility launches its first public auction window for procurement subsidies available to PUA companies and distributors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Renewable Energy Systems
GreenMax Capital Group and CLASP Launch Green4Access First Loss Facility to Drive Uptake of Renewable Energy Solutions in East and West Africa
Green4Access (G4A) is a new blended finance risk mitigation tool for energy access lending in East and West Africa supported by the IKEA Foundation. The increased financing triggered by G4A’s risk mitigation instruments will enable low-income households to invest in solar home systems and appliances, deliver mini-grid installations and improve service delivery at community health facilities.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: CLASP & Nithio Launch Financing Facility for Productive Use Appliances
Access to productive use appliances can deliver significant economic, health, education, and quality of life benefits for an estimated 60 million households worldwide and put under-electrified parts of the world on a low carbon pathway to electrification.
Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals
This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the solar sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.
First-of-its-kind Campaign Raises Awareness on Solar Water Pumps in Kenya
An overview of Efficiency for Access’ first-ever campaign to boost consumer knowledge of the benefits of solar water pumps in Machakos County, Kenya.
Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign
The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.
CLASP Supports Efforts to Increase Productive Use of Energy in East and Southern Africa
CLASP is conducting a market analysis for UNIDO to better understand the status, barriers and gaps in productive use markets in East and Southern Africa.
2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge Announces Preliminary Finalists
Seventeen products from 14 companies have been selected as preliminary finalists of the 2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge.
Can Solar Improve Livelihoods for Small-Scale Farmers?
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, solar-powered appliances are becoming increasingly sophisticated and context-specific to meet the unique needs of off-and weak-grid communities. Solar companies continue to innovate new solutions to replace high energy-consumingor traditional fuel operated appliances – especially for agriculture. In Kenya, our team visited Agsol to learn how their solar-powered mills offer new income-generating opportunities for farming communities.
2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs Analyze Key Trends in Rapidly Evolving Markets
These briefs consolidate the latest market intelligence, technology trends, and consumer impacts and chart the pathway to commercialization for 11 off- and weak-grid appropriate technologies.
Nigeria Off-Grid Appliance Market
In continuation of the Efficiency for Access country profile series, this report sheds light on the off- and weak-grid appliance market in Nigeria.