| Photo-voltaic applications in rural areas of the developing world |
|Conventional rural electrification|
The vast majority of rural families would gladly accept a grid-based electricity supply if it were available and they could afford it. Governments are well aware of these feelings and know that these sentiments are not going to diminish. The social and political pressures for conventional rural electrification are intense, and that is why virtually all developing countries have, at least, a minimal rural electrification program.