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Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Appliance Testing

Efficiency for Access carried out field testing in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and India to evaluate the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines.

Appliance markets in their early stages face a daunting challenge: the lack of information on how their products are used in specific real-world applications. To address this problem, Efficiency for Access partnered with various partners to conduct field testing on three solar-powered appliances: milking machines, refrigerators, and water pumps.

The results of these field tests have yielded valuable user-centric insights for each appliance, which have been compiled into reports. These reports are designed to benefit manufacturers, distributors, and other stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of improving user satisfaction and enabling laboratory testing to reflect real-world conditions more accurately.