Finite Element Model of the Innovation Diffusion: An Application to Photovoltaic Systems

Karakaya, Emrah (2014). Finite Element Model of the Innovation Diffusion: An Application to Photovoltaic Systems. In: "1st EDIM ANNUAL PhD CONFERENCE: Research Challenges in Contemporary Management Engineering", 10-12 June, 2015, Milan (Italy). pp. 1-18.

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Title: Finite Element Model of the Innovation Diffusion: An Application to Photovoltaic Systems
Author/s:
  • Karakaya, Emrah
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 1st EDIM ANNUAL PhD CONFERENCE: Research Challenges in Contemporary Management Engineering
Event Dates: 10-12 June, 2015
Event Location: Milan (Italy)
Title of Book: 1st EDIM ANNUAL PhD CONFERENCE: Research Challenges in Contemporary Management Engineering
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Innovation, Adoption, Spatiotemporal, prediction, solar photovoltaics
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents a Finite Element Model, which has been used for forecasting the diffusion of innovations in time and space. Unlike conventional models used in diffusion literature, the model considers the spatial heterogeneity. The implementation steps of the model are explained by applying it to the case of diffusion of photovoltaic systems in a local region in southern Germany. The applied model is based on a parabolic partial differential equation that describes the diffusion ratio of photovoltaic systems in a given region over time. The results of the application show that the Finite Element Model constitutes a powerful tool to better understand the diffusion of an innovation as a simultaneous space-time process. For future research, model limitations and possible extensions are also discussed.

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Item ID: 39465
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39465/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39465
Official URL: https://www.eko.polimi.it/index.php/1st_EDIM_ANNUAL_PhD/edim
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 May 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 16:16
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