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The social complexity of renewable energy production in the countryside

Kunze, Conrad and Busch, Henner LU (2011) In Electronic Green Journal 1(31). p.1-18
Abstract
Based on field studies in 7 cases rural renewable energy projects in Brandenburg (federal state of Germany) were analysed during an 18 month period (early 2009 to mid 2010). The study identified relevant social dimensions of renewable energy technology and classified them according to organizational complexity, technology acceptance, participation by locals and financing models. This research shows that social complexity that accompanies renewable energy projects can be equally challenging as economic or technical aspects.
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Germany, rural development, energy region, renewable energy, energy autarky, Europe, social research
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Electronic Green Journal
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1
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31
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1 - 18
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University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho, USA
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1076-7975
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English
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  abstract     = {Based on field studies in 7 cases rural renewable energy projects in Brandenburg (federal state of Germany) were analysed during an 18 month period (early 2009 to mid 2010). The study identified relevant social dimensions of renewable energy technology and classified them according to organizational complexity, technology acceptance, participation by locals and financing models. This research shows that social complexity that accompanies renewable energy projects can be equally challenging as economic or technical aspects.},
  author       = {Kunze, Conrad and Busch, Henner},
  issn         = {1076-7975},
  keyword      = {Germany,rural development,energy region,renewable energy,energy autarky,Europe,social research},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {31},
  pages        = {1--18},
  publisher    = {University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho, USA},
  series       = {Electronic Green Journal},
  title        = {The social complexity of renewable energy production in the countryside},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2011},
}