Global LEAP Off-Grid Refrigerator Test Method

This document establishes methods to measure the performance, quality, and durability of refrigerators intended to be used with off-grid energy systems (e.g. standalone solar home systems, mini-grids).

The Global LEAP Off-Grid test method for refrigerators defines methods to evaluate the quality, energy consumption and performance of refrigerating appliances intended to be used with a PV module, a solar home system, or with the mains power in the weak grid context. The test method consists of the following major components:

  • Overall product quality inspection and evaluation
  • Evaluation of energy performance
  • Evaluation of temperature performance

Version 3 of the refrigerator test method includes energy performance measurement for refrigerators with frozen compartments and defines power outage classifications to measure the energy performance of refrigerators intended to be used in weak-grid conditions.

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