Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064


Amazon Sale


Research Paper | Medicine Science | Tanzania | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District

Kessy Stellah Stephahn

The study analyzes factors affecting adoption of solar energy technology in Tanzania, basing on the following objectives: to analyze the extent to which awareness of solar technology affects its adoption, to determine the influence of household income on adoption of solar technology, to analyze to what extent does reliability of solar technology affects its adoption and to analyze the role of government policy on adoption of domestic solar technology using Arumeru District as the case study. This study applied the cross-sectional research design by applying both qualitative and quantitative research approach. The population of the study was Arumeru, District, Tanzania. The determined sample size was 97 from the population of 2, 978 for quantitative data and only 90 questionnaires were returned. Data were collected on random sampling. The qualitative data used a sample of 10 respondents who were interviewed. Thus, data were collected using structured closed ended questionnaire and unstructured interviews. Data were analyzed using descriptive and content analysis. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data were analyzed using content analysis. The study findings are as follows: With regards to awareness and its influence on the adoption of the solar technology respondents agreed. This indicates that, awareness influences adoption of solar technology to the people of Arumeru district. With respect to weather income affects adaptation of solar technology, 90 % of respondents agreed that income affects the adoption of technology. On other hand solar energy reliability affects its adoption an average. With respect to whether the government supports affects solar technology the respondents agreed. This implies that, the government policy is supportive on solar energy adoption. This study recommends that the government and other service providers ensure the delivery of the lighting services to the users, providing loan for the purchase of the lighting system, creating awareness over the solar technology to the users. Finding the proper linkage of the solar services to the national grid so as to overcome the doubling cost of the installation to the users of the services at large. It is suggested that study should be carried on the challenges emanating from the adoption of the solar technology and also the impact for the adoption of the solar technology to the services users at Arumeru district and country at large.

Keywords: Solar energy, Solar power, Photovoltaics PV, Adoption, Utilization

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 1542 - 1546

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

Kessy Stellah Stephahn, "Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20197119, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019, 1542 - 1546

117 PDF Views | 65 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF


Amazon Sale


Similar Articles with Keyword 'Solar energy'

M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis, Medicine Science, Kenya, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Pages: 1782 - 1787

Evaluation of Solar Resource and Technical Performance of 180kWp Commercial Scale Solar Photovoltaic System at Timau, Kenya

Nickson Bukachi Ongeri, Kinyua, Robert, Keren Kaberere

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Iraq, Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017

Pages: 901 - 910

Thermal Analysis of Double-Pass Solar Air Collector with Different Materials of Absorber Plate and Different Dimensions of Air Channels

Ali M. Rasham, Mustafa M. M. Alaskari

Share this Article

Review Papers, Medicine Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 2308 - 2313

Solar Energy in India: Savouring a Dream

Ashish Kamble, Amita Mane, R. Y. Daspute, Swapnil Bhandwale

Share this Article

Comparative Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 1682 - 1686

Renewable Energy Resources-Space Based Solar Systems

K. Sasirekha

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Tanzania, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 1542 - 1546

Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District

Kessy Stellah Stephahn

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Solar power'

Comparative Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 1682 - 1686

Renewable Energy Resources-Space Based Solar Systems

K. Sasirekha

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Tanzania, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 1542 - 1546

Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District

Kessy Stellah Stephahn

Share this Article

Informative Article, Medicine Science, India, Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018

Pages: 925 - 927

Advantages of using Floating PV Solar Power Stations

P. K. Saxena

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Adoption'

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Saudi Arabia, Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

Pages: 2450 - 2458

Awareness on Diabetes Complications and Protective Measures in Makkah Region among Known Diabetic Patients: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Anoud R. Omer; Abdullah A. Alghamdi; Rakan A. AlYamani; Salman H. Alqurash; Abdulaziz A. Alshikh; Roa'a A. Alshaik; Mohamed E. Salih; Anees A Sindi

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Tanzania, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 1542 - 1546

Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arumeru District

Kessy Stellah Stephahn

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Ghana, Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016

Pages: 301 - 307

A Study to Assess Hand Hygiene Knowledge and Practices among Health Care Workers in a Teaching Hospital in Ghana

Immanuel Amissah BSc MD, Soziema Salia MBChB, Joshua Panyin Craymah MSc

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, United States of America, Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016

Pages: 163 - 168

Adoption of Oral Disease-Modifying Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis in Europe and the United States between 2012 and 2015

Siva Narayanan, Simone Gabriele, Joanna White, Emily Hautamaki

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Nigeria, Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015

Pages: 1 - 11

Fertility Desires of People Living With HIV in Enugu State Nigeria

Ajuba Miriam

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Utilization'

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Pages: 1336 - 1340

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on Knowledge Regarding Management of Selected Obstetric Emergencies among the Final Year GNM Students of Selected School of Nursing, Belgaum, Karnataka- One Group Pretest Post Test Pre Experimental Study

Heikham GC, Raddi SA

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Ethiopia, Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015

Pages: 1306 - 1310

Assessment of Skilled Birth Attendant Utilization Among Women Of Child Bearing Age (15-49)? in Yirgacheffe Town, Gedeo Zone, South Ethiopia, 2011/12

Dagachew Kebede, Yohannes Addisu, Prabhanjan Kumar Vata

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Kuwait, Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017

Pages: 2169 - 2175

Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections (DA-HAIs) in Kuwait adult ICUs: A Multi-Center Study

Wafaa Hamza, Esam Hamed, Kafya Akroof, Sabry Al Raghi

Share this Article

Dissertation Chapters, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014

Pages: 1481 - 1483

Assessment of Prescription Pattern Associated with Anti-Hypertensive Treatment at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Central Karnataka

Kasi Jagadeesh M, Uday Kumar R.

Share this Article

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016

Pages: 1222 - 1223

A Study of Adverse Effects of Fluoroquinolones

Dr Prashanth Kumar

Share this Article
Top