Distribution of Articles published per year
(2013 - 2016)
(2013 - 2016)
Total number of journals
Article 1 Read 3 Citations Structural decomposition analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions in China from 1997 to 2010 Published: 08 February 2016
Energy Efficiency, doi: 10.1007/s12053-016-9427-x
Article 1 Read 0 Citations A segmentation analysis: the case of photovoltaic in the Netherlands Published: 14 March 2015
Energy Efficiency, doi: 10.1007/s12053-015-9340-8
The paper presents the results of a survey analysis into the adoption and non-adoption of solar PV in Dutch households. It is based on a survey under 817 households undertaken in 2012. Households are aggregated into 4 groups based on whether the adoption is voluntary or involuntary (when people buy a house with solar panels) and whether or not the household can be considered a potential adopter or rejecter. For these four groups, we study and compare the characteristics of adopters and nonadopters of solar PV. Non-adopters are broken down in two groups: rejecters and potential adopters. The segmentation analysis gives more specific insight in the adoption of PV but can also be used to insight in the adoption of other technologies and/or in other countries.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 1 Read 0 Citations The Role of Users in Socio-Technical Transitions – Local Energy Initiative Photovoltaic Published: 05 November 2013
The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-e006
Local energy initiatives (LEI) are self-supporting participatory energy generation projects in which for example solar energy is produced in the vicinity of the participants. This means that a participant is both the producer and the consumer of the solar electricity (prosumer) and that the electricity is produced in the vicinity of its users. During the last years, the emergence of these initiatives in the Netherlands has shown a substantial growth. Due to their recent emergence little is known about the factors that stimulate or hamper the appearance and development of this phenomenon. In this paper, we investigate whether a LEI based upon active users can drive the diffusion of PV in the Netherlands and in broader view whether these initiatives can foster the transition from a fossil-fuel based system to a more sustainable energy based system. The neighborhood Biesland in Maastricht is used as a case study and shows throught the use of a questionnaire that there is a demand for such a product.