Underlying drivers and barriers for solar photovoltaics diffusion: The case of Vietnam

  title={Underlying drivers and barriers for solar photovoltaics diffusion: The case of Vietnam},
  author={Thang Nam Do and Paul J. Burke and Kenneth Baldwin},
  journal={Energy Policy},
Abstract Vietnam experienced a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation boom in the first half of 2019, with installed capacity increasing to 4,450 MW. This saw Vietnam overtake Thailand to have the largest installed solar PV capacity in Southeast Asia. This paper investigates the underlying drivers of Vietnam's solar boom, barriers to further solar adoption, and suitable strategies for the next stage of solar adoption. Forty-six semi-structured interviews were conducted with experts from… 

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