(KPT) for stove projects
The Kitchen Performance Test (KPT) is a test used in household cook stove projects (such as Nova’s Brickstar Stove project) to evaluate the real-life performance of a solid fuel stove (http://cleancookstoves.org/technology-and-fuels/testing/protocols.html). It spans over four to fourteen days and requires daily fieldworker visits to each of the participating households to measure the amount of solid fuel that each household has burnt in their cook stove during the preceding 24 hours. In a comprehensive KPT the first set of visits take place while the household is still using their old cook stoves; the second set of visits take place after the household has started using their new stove. Qualitative data (households’ perceptions about the stoves as well as what they like about it and what not) are also collected during the visits.
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