Modelling household’s intentions to adopt hybrid power system in Ghana

Eric Koranteng, Francis Kwesi Bondinuba, Gylbet Camynta-Baezie

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The study investigates the factors influencing households’ intentions to adopt hybrid power systems in Ghana. Data was collected from 290 households in the Amasaman district using a quantitative survey design. Factors affecting households’ intentions included knowledge of the technology, perceived usefulness and benefits, perceived risks and costs, willingness to adopt, age, gender, educational level, religion, household size, type of residence, membership size and energy expenditure. Barriers to adoption included high upfront costs, limited availability of hybrid power systems and inadequate infrastructure. The model predicted that only 44% of households would be willing and intend to use hybrid power systems. The study highlights the role of socioeconomic factors, environmental consciousness and barriers in Ghana’s transition to a low-carbon economy. It suggests policymakers and stakeholders should ensure hybrid power systems’ financial and social acceptability. Limitations include focusing on intentions rather than adoption rates, potential response bias and measurement error. Recommendations include targeted policies, financial incentives, infrastructure development and awareness campaigns. The study contributes to Ghana’s sustainable development goals by promoting reliable, clean electricity, particularly in rural areas with limited grid connectivity, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2333730
JournalCogent Business & Management
Issue number1
Early online date2 Apr 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Apr 2024


  • Civil, Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Clean Tech
  • Engineering Management
  • Ghana
  • Len Tiu Wright, De Montfort University Faculty of Business and Law, United Kingdom
  • Power & Energy
  • Technology
  • households
  • hybrid power
  • intention
  • modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business and International Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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