leverages our expertise in appliance energy efficiency to the clean energy access sector
Our goal is to make energy efficiency a foremost strategy in sustainable development efforts and for high-quality, highly-efficient modern energy services to become the default for communities everywhere.
On the grid, energy-efficient appliances save money for governments & consumers, reduce energy demand, and are one of the most cost- effective strategies for mitigating climate change.
In off- and weak-grid settings, energy-efficient appliances radically reduce the cost of energy supply & increase energy service levels (higher levels of energy access faster)
Poor-qualityproductsdiminish consumer confidence in off-grid solar & negatively influence markets (longer consumer adoption) • Developing consumer trust and uptake of off-grid solar products is a major goal of Quality Assurance program & the sector (higher levels of energy access faster) – Protect Consumers – Empower Consumers
Similar to MEPS or minimum energy performance standards • Quality standards exist for pico-solar products & plug-and-play SHS kits • Quality standards ensure that consumers get what they pay for & specify attributes that consumers care about – e.g., reliability, durability, warranty, battery run-life
Many national governments in Africa & South Asia are engaged in standard-setting activity for off-grid solar products (yellow) • Four countries —Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania—(green) have adopted national quality standards harmonized with the Lighting Global Quality Standards • Benefits of adoption are 2-fold – – You don’t have to do the work – Manufacturers can sell products across markets
Three Lines of Government Defense for Protecting Consumers
Standards signal to manufacturers what is expected of off-grid solar products they produce. • Reputable manufacturers will design their products & packaging to meet the standards.
Mandatory standards provide governments with a legal mechanism for keeping low-quality imports out of the country. • If well implemented, standards allow compliant products to flow freely into the country, while non- compliant products are stopped at the border.
Checking products in the marketplace is the last line of defense against low-quality products. • Some non-compliant products will always make their way into the market, even with the best- designed system in place for stopping them at the border.
Ghana Energy Commission has successful appliance standards & labeling program • CLASP partnered with Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Kantar Public on tier-setting analysis & provided recommendations to the Ghana Energy Commission • New quality standards & label will cover: • Thermal efficiency levels & emissions levels • Safety & durability requirements
supported Bureau of Energy Efficiency on world’s first quality & performance standards for LEDs in 2012 • In 2015, Energy Efficiency Services Limited & MoP launched UJALA Campaign • 286 million LED bubs deployed • sells 9 watt LED bulbs for 70 rupees, just over USD $1. In stores, similar watt bulb 2-3 times more UJALA today • Now selling high-efficiency fans & tubelights • May expand program to LED streetlights, room ACs and other products • Testing products to ensure quality delivered to consumers
Set goals based on your particular market needs & resource availability • Involve diverse partners & stakeholders at multiple points throughout the process – e.g. consumers interest groups, private sector (domestic and international manufacturers), technical best practice orgs • Policy & market work together – combine mandatory or voluntary policy with market transformation
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