CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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New Faces at CLASP
Since our last update, eight new team members have joined our team. Learn what motivates them daily, their impressive accomplishments, and who recently adopted a puppy.
Global LEAP Results-Based Financing Mechanism Opens Bid Submissions for Electric Pressure Cookers
The Global LEAP Results-Based Financing mechanism for electric pressure cookers provides money in incentives to help accelerate the global appliance market for EPCs.
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.
SEAD Initiative Launches Product Efficiency Call to Action Ahead of COP26
In the lead-up to COP26, the SEAD Initiative and partners have launched the Product Efficiency Call to Action, with the goal of doubling the efficiency of four priority products that account for 40% of global energy consumption by 2030.
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.
Launching the CLASP Policy Resource Center
CLASP is pleased to launch the CLASP Policy Resource Center (CPRC), a global hub for information on energy efficiency, water efficiency, and quality policies for appliances and equipment.
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.
Get to Know CLASP’s Six New Team Members
Over the past few months, CLASP has welcomed six new members to our teams in China, Kenya and Washington, DC, fostering new relationships and expanding our geographic reach.
CLASP 2020 Annual Report
Within the newly released 2020 Annual Report, we reflect on CLASP’s resilience and innovation through a challenging year. The report highlights the impactful work of our Climate and Clean Energy Access programs, and how CLASP is innovating the way our team works in response to current events.
Global LEAP Awards Announces Results from Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing
The Efficiency for Access Coalition concludes the 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition with the announcement of results from the usability testing process. 9 EPCs from 8 companies participated in testing in Nairobi, Kenya, and detailed information is available in the newly published Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing Buyer's Guide.
Nexus Solutions to Intersectional Issues
As we approach the 26th Conference of Parties, CLASP Associate Sara DeMartini suggests that carbon neutrality can only be achieved with nexus solutions – those that take systemic, cross-sectoral approaches that examine the relationships between resources and people.
CLASP Publishes First-of-its-kind Report on Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification
The WHO estimates that 70% of medical devices in the Global South do not function and remain unused, in large part because the design of most medical equipment does not reflect the needs of off- and weak-grid clinics. Our report seeks to raise awareness of this under-appreciated challenge.
Global LEAP Awards Announces Results for the 2020 Electric Pressure Cooker Competition
The 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition presents the first-ever rigorous performance assessment of EPCs designed explicitly for use in underserved areas, filling a major gap in market intelligence.
Efficient Permanent Magnet Motors Can Change the Way We Deliver Energy Access
A new report from Efficiency for Access offers the first comprehensive analysis of efficient motor applications in off-grid and weak grid appliance markets.
CLASP Launches New Website and Mepsy Climate Impacts Calculator
Welcome to CLASP’s new website, featuring a new tool to quantify the climate impacts of energy efficiency policies, an updated research library, and stories and insights from CLASP’s work.
CLASP Welcomes Bishal Thapa as India Director
CLASP is pleased to announce that Bishal Thapa will join us this month to lead our India program.
Press Release: New Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency
A new report from Efficiency for Access reveals gains in the performance and cost of off-grid appropriate appliances, particularly televisions and fans.
Renewable Energy Systems
2021 Appliance Data Trends Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency
Our 2021 Appliance Data Trends report finds the performance and cost of off-grid appliances show promising improvements, with the greatest increases in near-to-market product categories.