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Hammarby Sjöstad-an interdisciplinary case study of the integration of photovoltaics in a new ecologically sustainable residential area in Stockholm
Department of Materials Science, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change.
2003 (English)In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ISSN 0927-0248, Vol. 75, no 3-4, 761-765 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems in apartment buildings in a new residential area, Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, has been studied using an interdisciplinary approach including e.g. interviews with actors and modelling of PV systems in PVSYST. Four of the ten construction companies represented in the area will install PV systems. The yearly electricity production from these systems has been estimated to be 63 MWh or equal to an electricity demand of 38 (out of 2300) households in the area. Interviews reveal that obstacles for the integration of PV in buildings are e.g. perceived expense and a lack of knowledge. The choice of PV technology is based more on economy, aesthetic appearance, and a wish to demonstrate environmental concern, than on optimal system performance. By integrating renewable energy technologies in the buildings, the construction companies will lay a ground for an ecologically sustainable living, but how these opportunities are utilised by future residents, managers, and caretakers of the buildings will be of decisive importance for the final outcome. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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2003. Vol. 75, no 3-4, 761-765 p.
Keyword [en]
Building integration, Ecological sustainability, Economy, Photovoltaic systems, Policy
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46735DOI: 10.1016/S0927-0248(02)00133-2OAI: diva2:267631
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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