Assessing Markets for Renewable Energy in Rural Areas of Northwestern China, Volumes 23-492
World Bank, 2000 - Business & Economics - 115 pages
There is a growing consensus that renewable energy will play an important role in future development programs. Despite this acceptance, few studies have been made on the emerging markets for renewable energy in most countries. This study examines the market potential for photovoltaic systems in the remote areas of China, especially in villages without access to grid electricity. The study estimates the size of the potential market for photovoltaic systems in four Chinese provinces. It provides important information on the characteristics, ability to pay, and preferences of potential customers. The report also details positive and negative experiences with existing photovoltaic systems, and it develops recommendations to increase the penetration of photovoltaic systems in rural China as part of the upcoming China Renewable Energy Development Project. The primary conclusion of this report is that households in remote areas have a need for electricity and that a potential market exists for photvoltaic systems in many of these regions.
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Socioeconomic Characteristics of Households
Profile of Households with Photovoltaic Systems
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20-watt PV system 70 W PV access to grid ampere-hours assets average bulb or tube car battery China Market Survey Code compact fluorescent lamps Confidence interval CRED diesel dry cell batteries expenditures four provinces Gansu and Xinjiang Gansu Inner Mongolia gasoline grid electricity head of household herders hours per day hours per month households with photovoltaic hybrid system Inner Mongolia Xinjiang interested in buying lamps livestock loan Main reason market for photovoltaic Market Survey 1998 Mongolia Xinjiang Qinghai number of households owners of photovoltaic photovoltaic home systems photovoltaic system owners Postgraduate education purposively selected Qinghai All four random sampling remote areas Renewable Energy Development renewable energy systems repair rural households Secondary reason small wind system Solar PV Systems Standard error statistical inferences Strongly agree Strongly disagree system with cash systems in Gansu Table total number Total valid typical units unelectrified rate valid N Variable name World Bank yuan