UK Department for International Development
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
On 7 March 2019 the Efficiency for Access Coalition will take part in a one-day event convened on behalf of the UK Department for International Development. The event is dedicated to accelerating the transition between clean energy innovations and impact at scale, especially in Africa.
State of Play and Innovations in Off-Grid Refrigeration Technology: Lessons Learned from Current Initiatives
This paper explores the broader interplay of energy access and energy efficiency for off- and weak-grid settings, presents the findings of a baseline off-grid refrigerator product testing effort, and explores the role of innovation cash prizes in catalyzing technology innovation and market expansion of off-grid refrigeration.
To characterise the market for solar water pumps, Efficiency for Access collected and analysed data from over 67 stakeholder interviews, 81 focus group discussions and 407 individual farmer surveys. This report reveals new market intelligence on irrigation technology and provides valuable insight for manufacturers, distributors, and other actors.
This paper summarises some of the challenges of field-testing off-grid refrigerators within the UK aid-funded Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition.