Obeng, George Yaw and Evers, Hans-Dieter (2009): Solar PV rural electrification and energy-poverty: A review and conceptual framework with reference to Ghana. Published in: ZEF Working Paper Series No. 36 (2. February 2009): pp. 1-18.
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In spite of the intention of governments to increase the use of renewable energy in electricity supply, particularly the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) for energy poverty reduction in rural and peri-urban areas of Africa, there is relatively little information on how solar PV electrification impacts on energy poverty reduction. Therefore, there is a gap in the literature and hence the need for continuous research. Using Ghana as a reference country, the historical trend, donor cooperation and other aspects of solar PV rural electrification are discussed . The paper illustrates the intersectoral linkages of solar PV electrification and indicators on education, health, information acquisition, agriculture and micro-enterprises. It also reviews sustainability related issues including costs and market barriers, subsidies, stakeholders involvement, political and policy implications, which are critical factors for sustainable market development of solar PV and other renewables. Finally, a common framework is developed to provide a basic understanding of how solar PV electrification impacts on energy-poverty. This framework provides a structure of the interrelated concepts and principles relevant to the issues under review.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Solar PV rural electrification and energy-poverty: A review and conceptual framework with reference to Ghana|
|English Title:||Solar PV rural electrification and energy-poverty: A review and conceptual framework with reference to Ghana|
|Keywords:||Rural electrification; solar PV electrification; energy-poverty; renewable energy; economic development; Ghana; Africa|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N57 - Africa ; Oceania
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy > N37 - Africa ; Oceania
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture ; Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment ; Other Primary Products
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q42 - Alternative Energy Sources
N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P28 - Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q43 - Energy and the Macroeconomy
|Depositing User:||Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers|
|Date Deposited:||06. Sep 2009 19:17|
|Last Modified:||24. Mar 2015 12:55|
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