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dc.contributor.author Ketlogetswe, C.
dc.contributor.author Mothudi, T.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-10T08:48:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-10T08:48:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Ketlogetswe, C. & Mothudi, T.H. (2009) Solar home systems in Botswana—Opportunities and constraints, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 13 (6), pp. 1675–1678 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1364-0321
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/327
dc.description.abstract Lack of access to electricity grid form the main challenge facing majority of developing regions particularly in rural communities. The situation is driven mostly by the absence of electricity infrastructure in most of the developing countries particularly in rural communities. A number of developing countries are now encouraging the use of solar home systems in isolated areas. Botswana is not immune to this trend. Consequently, available evidence puts the overall contribution of solar energy to primary energy supply in Botswana to less than 1%. A plethora of factors are responsible for inhibiting rapid development of solar home systems in isolated areas in Botswana. Some major impediments often cited as causing low use of solar home systems by rural communities in Botswana include, among others, the following: (i) Low-income status of most rural inhabitants. (ii) Migration of house-owners from village status to lands, or cattle posts. This paper, therefore, analyses factors that impede the rapid development of photovoltaics power generation systems in rural environments in Botswana. The analysis is based on photovoltaic power generation pilot project which was carried out in three (3) villages in Botswana, namely Kudumatse, Lorolwana and Motlhabaneng. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rser en_US
dc.subject Solar home systems en_US
dc.subject Rural communities en_US
dc.title Solar home systems in Botswana—Opportunities and constraints en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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