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Feasibility study of developing photovoltaic power projects in Italy: An integrated approach


  • Cucchiella, Federica
  • D’Adamo, Idiano


The balance between the demand for electricity by consumers and businesses, and environmental protection, is one of the key challenges of our society.

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  • Cucchiella, Federica & D’Adamo, Idiano, 2012. "Feasibility study of developing photovoltaic power projects in Italy: An integrated approach," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 1562-1576.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:3:p:1562-1576
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.11.020

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