Renewables in the Energy Transition: Evidence on Solar Home Systems and Lighting-Fuel Choice in Kenya
Kenya is one of the few relatively well‐established solar home systems (SHSs) markets in the world. This paper presents a study conducted of determinants of households’ choices of lighting fuels in Kenya including the option of using SHSs. It adds new evidence on the factors that influence the introduction and adoption of decentralized and less carbon‐intensive energy sources in developing countries. The results of the study reveal that income and education are the key determinants of SHSs adoption, but there is also evidence of SHSs clustering.
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Jann Lay, Janosch Ondraczek, Jana Stoever