Little information is available about the performance and quality of appliances designed specifically for off- and weak-grid environments. Efficiency for Access’s Data Trends Report examines market trends of off-grid appropriate TVs, fans, and refrigerators – the appliances most in demand by un- and under-electrified consumers.
The report highlights the need for consistent investment in Research and Development and technology transfer efforts in the off-grid sector to unlock an immense potential for product innovations and market scale-up. Overall, this report informs market actors about recent efficiency and price trends of off-grid and weak-grid appliances and allows them to identify opportunities for potential product performance improvements.
This work was funded by the UK Department for International Development as part of the ‘Support the Development of the Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA)’ programme.
CLASP. (2018). Appliance Data Trends: Insights on Energy Efficiency, Quality, and Pricing for
Off-Grid Appropriate TVs, Fans, and Refrigerators.
Published 5 September 2018