Raising ambitions for off-grid cooling appliances

This Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) knowledge brief reviews best available cooling technologies and their capacity to be supported at different levels of the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) for Measuring Energy Access. The goal of this assessment is to better understand the potential off-grid use of these cooling technologies and to develop a methodology to identify the best available cooling technology for a variety of situations with challenging access to electricity, such as in off-grid or weak grid settings. The knowledge brief includes a survey of current efficiency levels across a range of off-grid cooling appliances and identifies best practices for adoption and promotion of efficient off-grid cooling appliances. It shares recommendations for development and financing programmes to help them identify high-quality, efficient off-grid cooling appliances and lays the groundwork for deeper technical work related to off-grid appliance standards.