A framework to analyse community energy in towns and villages

  • The article develops an analytical framework to explain the successes and failures of local community energy projects in the countryside. Theoretical elements based on ownership, technology acceptance, value chains and public opinions are developed and synthesised in two concepts: ´technical complexity and its antagonist social complexity. The achievement of a mature community energy regime is explained as a continuous process of consecutive single steps in both social and technical arenas.

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Author: Kunze, Conrad
Series (Serial Number):Sozialwissenschaftliche Umweltfragen: Berichte & Arbeitspapiere / Reports & Working Papers (4)
Document Type:Report
Year of Completion:2014
Release Date:2014/05/15
Tag:Community energy; Germany; Renewable energy; Rural development
GND Keyword:Erneuerbare Energien; Ländliche Entwicklung
Institutes:Fakultät 2 Umwelt und Naturwissenschaften / FG Sozialwissenschaftliche Umweltfragen
Institution name at the time of publication:Fakultät für Umweltwissenschaften und Verfahrenstechnik (eBTU) / LS Sozialwissenschaftliche Umweltfragen