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Financing sustainable energy for all: pay-as-you-go vs. traditional solar finance approaches in Kenya

  title={Financing sustainable energy for all: pay-as-you-go vs. traditional solar finance approaches in Kenya},
  author={Paula Rolffs and Robert Byrne and David C. Ockwell},
This paper focuses on finance for Solar Home Systems (SHSs) in Kenya and asks to what extent emerging new finance approaches are likely to address the shortcomings of past approaches. Drawing on the STEPS Pathways Approach we adopt a framing that understands finance within a broader socio-technical context as a necessary but not sufficient component of achieving alternative pathways to sustainable energy access. The paper contributes in four ways. Firstly, it presents a comprehensive overview… 

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