Off-Grid Appliance Performance Testing: Results and Trends for Early-Stage Market Development
This paper leverages existing off-grid appliance data to characterize the current status, efficiency and cost trends of televisions, fans and refrigerators.
Decisionmakers lack good market intelligence on high-quality, efficient, and off-grid appropriate appliances. This knowledge gap hinders their role in developing markets for distributed clean energy. In their latest article in Springer Nature’s Energy Efficiency journal Efficiency for Access Secretariat staff synthesize data from the Coalition’s new tool, Equip Data, and give readers a glimpse of the current status, efficiency and cost trends of televisions, fans and refrigerators—the top three appliances with the largest potential to scale.
Equip Data is an appliance performance database that contains a sampling of products from retail markets, distributors, and manufacturers. Analysis of platform data reveals a wide range of variation in product efficiency and slight improvements in both energy efficiency and affordability.