Energy Policies for Rural Electrification: A Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation Approach
AbstractIn this article, a real-world case- study is presented with two general objectives: to give a clear and simple illustrative example of application of social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE) in the field of rural renewable energy policies, and to help in understanding to what extent and under which circumstances solar energy is suitable for electrifying isolated farmhouses. In this sense, this study might offer public decision- makers some insight on the conditions that favour the diffusion of renewable energy, in order to help them to design more effective energy policies for rural communities.
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Date of creation: Jul 2005
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multi-criteria decision analysis; renewable energy policy; rural development; complexity theory; values;
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