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Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Source Choice of Households

Seble Mulugeta1, Amenu Leta*2

1Department of Department of Rural Development & Agricultural Extension, P.O. Box19, Ambo University, Ethiopia.

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2Department of Agricultural Economics, P.O. Box19, Ambo University, Ethiopia.

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Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 4(3): 24-33. Doi:

Received: 06 January 2021

Reviewed: 19 April 2021

Provisionally Accepted: 17 June 2021

Revised: 21 July 2021

Finally Accepted: 10 August 2021

Published: 30 September 2021


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Renewable energy technologies are the best option for rural peoples until hydroelectric power is well disseminated in the country of Ethiopia where critical energy access and supply problems exist with a poorly ventilated cooking places. The current study examined the factors determining households’ decision to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy source choices in Boset District. A two-stage stratified random sampling was employed to draw a sample of 210 respondents. Binary logit model has revealed that age, family size, education, income, number of livestock owned, landholding size, and training were significant to adopt technologies. On the other hand, multinomial model has indicated that age, family size, landholding size, income, livestock ownership, education, and training have significant role in the modern and mixed energy choices vis-à-vis traditional energy. The study has suggested that continued training and education are required to enhance households’ awareness concerning renewable energy sources.


Determinant; Adoption; Choice; Renewable energy; Technologies


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