Barriers to the adoption of photovoltaic systems: The state of the art

Karakaya, Emrah and Sriwannawit, Pranpreya (2015). Barriers to the adoption of photovoltaic systems: The state of the art. "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", v. 49 ; pp. 60-66. ISSN 1364-0321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.058.

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Title: Barriers to the adoption of photovoltaic systems: The state of the art
Author/s:
  • Karakaya, Emrah
  • Sriwannawit, Pranpreya
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Date: 14 May 2015
ISSN: 1364-0321
Volume: 49
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Diffusion; Innovation; Renewable; Solar energy; Solar home system
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

Although photovoltaic (PV) systems have become much more competitive, the diffusion of PV systems still remains low in comparison to conventional energy sources. What are the current barriers hindering the diffusion of PV systems? In order to address this, we conducted an extensive and systematic literature review based on the Web of Science database. Our state-of-the-art review shows that, despite the rapid development and maturity of the technology during the past few years, the adoption of PV systems still faces several barriers. The wide adoption of PV systems-either as a substitute for other electricity power generation systems in urban areas or for rural electrification-is a challenging process. Our results show that the barriers are evident for both low- and high-income economies, encompassing four dimensions: sociotechnical, management, economic, and policy. Although the barriers vary across context, the lessons learned from one study can be valuable to others. The involvement of all stakeholders-adopters, local communities, firms, international organizations, financial institutions, and government-is crucial to foster the adoption.

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Item ID: 40762
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40762/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40762
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.058
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032115003287
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jun 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 22:30
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