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The Determinants of Household’s Adoption of Solar Energy in Rural Ethiopia: The Case Study of Gurage Zone

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dc.contributor.advisor Tewodros, Negash (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Christian, Anteneh
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-16T10:39:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-16T10:39:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/18658
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Degree of Master of Science in Economics (Resource and Environmental Economics) en_US
dc.description.abstract In rural Ethiopian traditional fuels like kerosene and firewood are the main sources of energy used for lighting purpose. They are a major factor for environmental problems and health risks that affect the wellbeing of low-income rural households. However, Ethiopia has a vast potential for renewable energy resources like solar energy that have not fully utilized. The main aim of the study was to assess the determinants of household adoption of solar energy in the Gurage zone. In order to achieve the objective of the study, data were collected from 384 households using a survey questionnaire from Cheha and Ezha woredas. The collected survey data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and econometric model (probit model). The result of the probit model reveals that the adoption of solar energy has a positive and significant relation with household income, remittances, education, marital status and ownership of cattle. But the adoption of solar energy has a negative and significant relation with household size, sex, and age. Based on the findings, the study recommends that the government should enhance in poverty alleviation program in rural areas and improve rural household wealth, increase access to education and encourage women by giving especial service like credit access and creating awareness, to increase the adoption of solar energy technology. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject Determinants en_US
dc.subject Ethiopian en_US
dc.subject Households en_US
dc.title The Determinants of Household’s Adoption of Solar Energy in Rural Ethiopia: The Case Study of Gurage Zone en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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