Sustainable Regional Development through the Use of Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Case of the Thessaly Region

Roido Mitoula
Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Konstadinos Abeliotis
Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Malvina Vamvakari
Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Athina Gratsani
Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573145

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:19, s. 3145-3152

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

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


The purpose of this study is the contribution of photovoltaic systems to the Sustainable Development of the region of Thessaly in Greece. The aim is to explore both the potential for further installation of PV systems in the region and to record the opinions; knowledge and attitudes of residents about them. To document the theoretical data was carried out fieldwork using questionnaires given to a sample of 200 residents of the region of Thessaly. The work attempts to clarify the term "Sustainable Development" and what are the factors that contribute to it. The advantages and disadvantages of PV systems and the European policy that is followed in Greece for them; are recorded. The work focuses on solar rooftops and special attention is given to the advantages and disadvantages of solar roofs. The search area is studied and the general characteristics are given. The research; the results of statistical analysis and the X2 test for independence are described. In this way; we are given the possibility to approach the degree to which citizens are informed and sensitized on the issues of photovoltaics. In the last part of the study the results of statistical analysis are commented; the conclusions are recorded and proposals are formulated to improve the current situation and further spread and use of photovoltaic parks and solar roofs in the region of Thessaly.


Sustainable Regional Development; Photovoltaic Systems Renewable energy


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