Adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs): A survey on rural construction in China

Zhu B, Zhang W, Du J, Zhou W, Qiu T, & Li Q (2011). Adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs): A survey on rural construction in China. Technology in Society 33 (3): 223-230. DOI:10.1016/j.techsoc.2011.09.002.

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Abstract

With the increasing requirements from rural residents to improve housing conditions in recent years, renewable energy technologies (RETs) have received widespread attention in rural construction in China. RETs have been recognized as one of the most important ways to beautify the rural ecological environment, enrich the energy supply of rural households and reduce country dwellers financial burden from commercial energy consumption. In this paper, the status of China's rural RETs and their intrinsic demand are introduced. Then, the key factors affecting the adoption and the popularization of RETs in China's rural construction are analyzed using a questionnaire-based survey. The findings suggest that initial investment is the most important factor for the adoption of RETs by China's rural residents. Subsidies, financial support, technical service support and communication also influence the adoption of RETs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy; Rural construction; Technology adoption; China
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: Technology in Society; 33(3-4):223-230 (August-November 2011) (Published online 13 October 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 07:43
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9513

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