"Accelerating the off-grid appliance market with RBF – e-cooking and energy efficiency" RBF Facility webinar series 2020

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Kenya 2020/09/17

17 September 2020

Join our third webinar as part of the RBF webinar series to learn more about providing energy access with the help of off-grid appliances.

photo taken by Amouzou Junior/GIZ

Uganda-fridge7 (1).jpg photo taken by Amouzou Junior/GIZ

The 3rd webinar on 29th September, 10:30 – 12:00h CET/MEZ

By building on the RBF approach, EnDev’s Facility aims to bring energy access markets to scale, considering all market actors along a range of modern energy technology markets such as the off-grid solar market. Bangladesh and the East African countries, for example, have some of the most active commercial photovoltaic (PV) system markets in the developing world, increasingly turning to solar home system (SHS) solutions for electricity supply – especially in rural off-grid areas.

Highly energy-efficient appliances that can be connected to these SHS dramatically increase the level of energy services provided, while reducing the size of the energy system required to provide these services, thereby lowering costs. However, many off-grid solar companies struggle to source quality off-grid appliances and many appliance manufacturers do not know about the commercial opportunity presented by the off-grid market. Accelerating the uptake of off-grid solar technologies, i.e. SHS, through the development of a complementary market for high-quality, highly energy-efficient off-grid appliances such as fans, televisions and refrigerators can address this gap. In this, the role of RBF is commonly being questioned:

  • How can RBF support market growth of the off-grid appliance market?
  • What role does RBF play in encouraging off-grid solar companies to place large orders of selected appliances and market them to their customers?
  • What role can RBF play in accelerating e-cooking in the future?

Join our third webinar of the RBF Facility’s webinar series to learn more about providing energy access with the help of off-grid appliances: in the framework of the Global Leap Award, CLASP will illustrate how this has been addressed in the past (from Bangladesh to East Africa). Looking ahead, together we will explore the future of e-cooking.


Agenda Speakers
Welcome and rationale Philip Mann, DFID (FCDO)

Barbara Richard, EnDev HQ (GIZ)

Energy access through energy-efficient off-grid appliances: Lessons learnt through implementing Global LEAP + RBF Nya Abagi – EnDev Kenya (CLASP)
Exploring market barriers and emerging opportunities for cooking with electricity Jon Leary - Loughborough University
RBFF Pilot: Preliminary insights from accelerating the Uptake of Electric Pressure Cookers in Kenya Abigail Kuria – EnDev Kenya (CLASP)
Discussion and Conclusion


For further information please contact sarah.wollring@giz.de or franziska.munzinger@giz.de.