Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity : Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

  title={Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity : Experimental Evidence from Rwanda},
  author={Michael Grimm and Luciane Lenz and J{\"o}rg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert},
  • Michael Grimm, Luciane Lenz, +1 author Maximiliane Sievert
  • Published 2017
The cost of providing electricity to the unconnected 1.1 billion people in developing countries is significant. High hopes are pinned on market-based dissemination of off-grid technologies to complement the expensive extension of public grid infrastructure. In this paper, we elicit the revealed willingness-to-pay for different off-grid solar technologies in a field experiment in rural Rwanda. Our findings show that households are willing to dedicate substantial parts of their budget to… CONTINUE READING


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