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Replication data for: Appliance Ownership and Aspirations among Electric Grid and Home Solar Households in Rural Kenya

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Lee, Kenneth
  • Miguel, Edward
  • Wolfram, Catherine
Publication Date
2016-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, there are active debates about whether increases in energy access should be driven by investments in electric grid infrastructure or small-scale "home solar" systems (e.g., solar lanterns and solar home systems). We summarize the results of a household electrical appliance survey and describe how households in rural Kenya differ in terms of appliance ownership and aspirations. Our data suggest that home solar is not a substitute for grid power. Furthermore, the environmental advantages of home solar are likely to be relatively small in countries like Kenya, where grid power is primarily derived from non-fossil fuel sources.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161097 (Text)
Publications
  • Lee, Kenneth, Edward Miguel, and Catherine Wolfram. “Appliance Ownership and Aspirations among Electric Grid and Home Solar Households in Rural Kenya.” American Economic Review 106, no. 5 (May 2016): 89–94. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161097.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20161097 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Lee, Kenneth; Miguel, Edward; Wolfram, Catherine (2016): Replication data for: Appliance Ownership and Aspirations among Electric Grid and Home Solar Households in Rural Kenya. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113476