Transition towards off-grid photovoltaic systems: Is price the final answer?
2014 (English)In: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, Vol. 57, 1546-1554 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There are 1.3 billion people living without electricity, a large portion of which is in the bottom of the economic pyramid. Rural electrification via photovoltaic systems is one possible solution to alleviate their poverty. The aim of this article is to qualitatively investigate the potential for the transition towards off-grid photovoltaic systems. Two interrelated aspects are specifically investigated: photovoltaic system price and relative advantages for rural adopters. It has been shown that apart from the price, there are other advantages that can motivate rural inhabitants to adopt photovoltaic systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 57, 1546-1554 p.
Advantage, Benefit, Cost, Diffusion, Economic, Incentive, Rural electrification
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-158928DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.146ISI: 000348253201076ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84922311053OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-158928DiVA: diva2:780504
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QC 201502232015-01-142015-01-142015-05-18Bibliographically approved