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Energy innovation systems in developing countries: Experiences with the implementation of PV in Kenya

  title={Energy innovation systems in developing countries: Experiences with the implementation of PV in Kenya},
  author={J. Otto Kroesen and Linda M. Kamp},
This paper deals with the implementation of western-based renewable energy technologies within a developing country context. It describes theoretical frameworks that can be used to that can be used to analyze an interpret this process. It also offers insights on good governance and civil society in developing countries and on cultural differences between western societies and societies in developing countries. Then, the paper describes research findings on the implementation of PV in Kenya. It… Expand
Small-scale hydropower in Africa: Socio-technical designs for renewable energy in Tanzanian villages
In this article, we explore the process of economic change following the NGO-led implementation of a small-scale off-grid hydropower system in Tanzania. We examine how the implementing actor dealsExpand
Development of innovation systems for small island states: A functional analysis of the Barbados solar water heater industry
Abstract Most small island states are under economic pressure to transition from energy systems dominated by imported oil, into systems based on clean energy technologies, which are often alreadyExpand
Powering institutions for development—Organizational strategies for decentralized electricity provision
The study addresses the question of how to achieve and sustain well-functioning local service delivery in institutionally difficult contexts, characterised by low levels of generalised trust,Expand
Walking along the lines of power. A systems approach to understanding co-emergence of society, technology and nature in processes of rural electrification
Many African governments, international and local organizations involved in development policy and practice consider rural electrification (RE) to be a priority. In the absence of electric gridExpand


Renewable energy technologies in the Maldives - determining the potential
Like in many Small Island Developing States, the techno-economic potential of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in the Maldives is substantial. However, it is not certain that these economicallyExpand
Sectoral systems of innovation: a framework for linking innovation to the knowledge base, structure and dynamics of sectors
This paper proposes a framework for examining factors that affect innovation in sectors: sectoral systems. Sectoral systems are based on three building blocks: knowledge and technologies, actors andExpand
Analyzing the functional dynamics of technological innovation systems: A scheme of analysis
Various researchers and policy analysts have made empirical studies of innovation systems in order to understand their current structure and trace their dynamics. However, policy makers oftenExpand
Functions of innovation systems: A new approach for analysing technological change
It is described that the emergence of a new innovation system and changes in existing innovation systems co-evolve with the process of technological change, and a method for systematically mapping those processes taking place in innovation systems and resulting in technological change is proposed. Expand
Civil Society: The American Model And Third World Development
Using case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and including such critical countries as South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, andExpand
Technological Transitions And System Innovations: A Co-evolutionary And Socio-technical Analysis
  • F. Geels
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 2005
This important book addresses how long term and large scale shifts from one socio-technical system to another come about, using insights from evolutionary economics, sociology of technology andExpand
Systems of Innovation: Technologies, Institutions and Organizations
Innovation and technical change play significant roles in both firm and economic growth, resulting in the creation of knowledge and the formation of new products. Due to the competitive aspects ofExpand
Actor Network Development in Strategic Niche Management: Analysis in the field of Solar Energy in Kenya
Master Thesis research concerning the influence of culture on actor network development in the Strategic Niche Management context.
Civil Society and Democracy in Africa
This paper studies the recent issue of exporting the concept of civil society to Central Asia and, in particular, the role played by NGOs working in the region. It examines the relationship betweenExpand
Civil society and democracy
There has been much interest in the concept and idea of ‘civil society’ among academics in ‘the west’, in recent years. During the past quarter century a plethora of books and articles have beenExpand