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Historical pathways to a green economy: The evolution and scaling-up of solar PV in Ghana, 1980-2010

Amankwah-Amoah, J., Sarpong, D. (2016) Historical pathways to a green economy: The evolution and scaling-up of solar PV in Ghana, 1980-2010. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102 . pp. 90-101. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.017) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57748)

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Abstract

Although scaling up of renewable technologies is essential in creating opportunities for sustainable economic development to flourish, our understanding of the historical trajectory of government policies in facilitating this process remains limited. In this paper, we attempt to address this deficit in our understanding by focusing on developing economies. We examine the Ghanaian government's policies from 1980-2010 towards scaling up solar photovoltaic technology. Our analysis led to the identification of four distinct phases as the industry evolved and scaling-up activities intensified. During the embryonic phase, much of the development was driven largely by non-governmental organisations. However, as the industry conditions changed, government involvement increased and policies became less ambiguous. During the last two phases, more private-public partnerships emerged to respond to incentives such as tax relief and subsidies offered by the government. We enrich our understanding of the process of evolution by integrating the literature on capacity building and scaling-up theories. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.017
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Ghana, Government policy, Scaling-up, Solar photovoltaic (PV), Economics, Solar concentrators, Solar power generation, Developing economies, Ghana, Non-governmental organisations, Private public partnerships, Scaling-up, Solar photovoltaic technology, Solar photovoltaics, Sustainable economic development, Public policy, developing world, economic development, historical perspective, photovoltaic system, solar power, sustainability, twentieth century, Ghana
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 11:23 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57748 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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