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Low‐carbon off‐grid electrification for rural areas in the United Kingdom: Lessons from the developing world

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Journal publication date10/2011
JournalEnergy Policy
Journal number10
Volume39
Number of pages8
Pages6400‐6407
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Low-carbon off-grid electrification for rural areas is becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom. However, many developing countries have been electrifying their rural areas in this way for decades. Case study fieldwork in Nepal and findings from United Kingdom based research will be used to examine how developed nations can learn from the experience of developing countries with regard to the institutional environment and delivery approach adopted in renewable energy off-grid rural electrification. A clearer institutional framework and more direct external assistance during project development are advised. External coordinators should also engage the community in a mobilization process a priori to help alleviate internal conflicts of interest that could later impede a project.