This brief summarises evidence from a systematic review by Puzzolo et al:
Factors influencing the large-scale uptake by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy
It was produced by the Universities of Liverpool and Munich, and funded by DFID’s Research and Evidence Division. The purpose of the systematic review was to describe and assess the enabling or
limiting factors that have influenced the large-scale adoption and sustained use of improved solid fuel stoves (ICS), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biogas, solar cookers and alcohol fuels.
This brief provides an overview of the key evidence included in the systematic review, to assist policy-makers and
researchers in assessing the evidence in this field. It summarises key findings, and provides links and references to the included studies. The evidence is deeply contextual and this brief provides only a broad overview.
The review found that a broad range of factors across seven domains interact to determine uptake of improved solid fuel stoves (31 factors), LPG (26 factors), biogas (33 factors), alcohol fuels (22 factors), and
solar cookers (23 factors).
Department for International Development. Evidence brief: Factors influencing large-scale uptake of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies. DFID, London, UK (2013) 8p