What piece of renewable energy technology is the most profitable for a developer to incorporate into new UK homes?

Elder, Robert (2010) What piece of renewable energy technology is the most profitable for a developer to incorporate into new UK homes? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    With global warming increasing temperatures and sea levels and altering the way the world works, there is a need for humans to change too. This paper investigates just a small part of a huge problem; sustainable building and in particular, renewable energy technology. The paper looks at the current economic and environmental climate and how it affects the need and price of renewable energy technology. Furthermore, it analyses government and local authorities’ targets for renewable energy and their legislation. It also takes a brief look at the current public’s opinion of the environment and renewable energy technology. It goes onto survey the public, who have renewable energy technology, to work out how much they value their own piece of technology, in order to try to establish a cost effective way of attaching energy generating technology onto new build properties. The data collected showed that the public are far more interested in the financial benefits of energy efficiency than the environmental side. It also shows the public have very little knowledge of the actual technologies, despite appearing to care about sustainable living. Along with this, it explains that the public’s valuation is not actually that important as they don’t particularly value their technology at all and that it is the property developer’s decision of what to install onto new build properties, often the most cost effective way of energy production.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/874

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