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dc.contributor.authorLay, Jannen_US
dc.contributor.authorOndraczek, Janoschen_US
dc.contributor.authorStoever, Janaen_US
dc.description.abstractWe study the determinants of households' choices of lighting fuels in Kenya, including the option of using solar home systems (SHSs). The paper adds new evidence on the factors that influence the introduction and adoption of decentralized and less carbon-intensive energy sources in developing countries. We capitalize on a unique representative survey on energy use and sources from Kenya, one of the few relatively well-established SHSs markets in the world. Our results reveal some very interesting patterns in the fuel transition in the context of lighting-fuel choices. While we find clear evidence for a crosssectional energy ladder, the income threshold for modern fuel use - including solar energy use - is very high. Income and education turn out to be key determinants of SHSs adoption, but we also find a very pronounced effect of SHSs clustering. In addition, we do not find a negative correlation between grid access and SHSs use.en_US
dc.publisherGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGIGA Working Papers 198en_US
dc.subject.keywordrenewable energyen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold fuel choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordlighting-fuel choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsolar power useen_US
dc.subject.keywordsolar home systemsen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy ladderen_US
dc.subject.stwFörderung regenerativer Energienen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.titleRenewables in the energy transition: Evidence on solar home systems and lighting-fuel choice in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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