Examining Fiscal Environments for Increased Localisation of Solar Products

A study on solar refrigerators and walk-in cold rooms in India and Kenya.

Efficiency for Access conducted research to improve understanding of the localisation potential of off-grid solar refrigeration equipment in India and Kenya. The research was deemed necessary in light of the significant impact of cooling technologies to combat heat stress, reduce food losses and increase end-user income. The report also considers areas of intervention to make supply chains more resilient to pandemic-like situations.

The results of this study are intended to provide an important component of the evidence base off-grid appliance stakeholders need, to support the increased adoption of affordable off-grid solar refrigeration appliances via an economically efficient appliance procurement strategy.