The Parameters Used in Multiple Criteria Decision Making Methodologies for Drafting out Renewable Energy Sources Support Schemes

Sawas C. Theodorou
Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Georgios Florides
Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

Savvas A. Tassou
Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110572618

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:44, s. 2618-2625

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The increasing environmental concerns and energy issues required for a sound design of decision patterns increased the parameters to be considered in deciding and developing an efficient energy strategy through the optimisation of support schemes for renewable energy technology. The correct identification and evaluation of the decision making parameters leads amongst others to correct political decisions for maximising the benefit of investment cost; social and environmental gains and improvement of technologies. The paper is focussed in analysing the parameters to be used in a Multiple Criteria Decision Making method and in suggesting a ranking scale for the parameters to be ued in drafting their weights. Fourteen parameters were selected and analysed. The analysis is contacted through literature review; personal communication with key personnel and through questionnaires.


Renewable Energy Parameters; MCDM Methods; Renewable Energy Policy


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