Micro-Policy Intervention

Solar Rooftop Promotion in Rural Areas

There are nearly 5 million Cambodians that have no access to electricity and are reliant on firewood or batteries; with the Royal Government of Cambodia aiming to provide full accessibility to all rural areas by 2030. This paper discusses how, in order to promote solar panel installment throughout the country, the government should work with related ministries and deliver policy recommendations such as promoting lump-sum subsidies, reducing taxes on solar panels, providing loans via microfinance companies and providing technical assistants from developing partners to rural areas to increase the affordability of solar panels.

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PRUM Vichet

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