Low carbon energy and development in low-income countries

  • Published 19/02/14

This briefing summarises insights from the Low Carbon Development project.

Sustainable energy technologies could contribute significantly to human development and economic growth in low-income countries. Public policy has an important role to play in fostering the markets for these technologies. This briefing summarises key policy lessons from historical research explaining the success of the market for off-grid photovoltaics (PV) in Kenya (including solar home systems and solar portable lights).