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Efficiency for Access Coalition is working to promote affordable, high-performing, and inclusive appliances that address market barriers and increase clean energy access where it is needed most.

759 million people live without access to electricity. Many more also live without reliable connections and access to electric appliances that can boost productivity or provide communications, cooling, and agricultural processing.

With efficient appliances, smaller batteries and solar panels can be used in solar home systems, reducing costs, and enabling customers to run more appliances for longer. Similarly, in the context of community-level mini-grids or weak-grid environments, they can help lower electricity bills, improve reliability, and reduce lifetime costs. Ensuring the quality and durability of appliances protects consumers and safeguards the overall health of markets.