Drawing on the authors’ extensive research and project implementation in Kenya, Solar Energy Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Future Perspectives and the Pay-As-You-Go Home Solar System covers solar energy access, development, and the Pay-As-You-Go model used in solar energy. It provides background theory on current energy mix in Kenya as well as useful technical information for implementing solar home system applications. This book describes a system approach to solar energy, including technological, economic, social and environmental viewpoints as well as policies, opportunities and constraints. It discusses the government instruments supporting energy development in the country and implementation of often-overlooked solar technologies, such as solar net metering, energy tax exemptions, feed-in–tariffs, Pay-As-You-Go Home Solar System. This book can be used as a reference guide to students, practicing engineers, solar firms, startups, investors and non-governmental organizations who want to understand how Pay-As-You-Go home solar systems can be used by both remote rural and poor urban households to access decentralized solar energy services and products.
George O. Adwek, PhD: Studied Energy and Environmental Engineering at Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization and Pollution Control, Hebei University of Technology, China. Innovation and Partnership Director at Sunpawa Energy, Kenya.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Kenya, economic development, energy market, Kenya; Rural electrification, net metering, policies, Energy poverty, Pay-As-You Go (PAYG), Energy–as-a-service, Rent-to-own, Poor local communities.
TECHNOLOGY / Environmental