Public survey regarding the user acceptance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Suriname

Amrita Raghoebarsing, Cihan Gercek, Angele Reinders

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Abstract

In 2018, a survey was conducted among 102 citizens in Suriname to evaluate their perception of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Nearly 75% of the respondents were aware of the possibility of generating electricity with PV systems and their related benefits, while, 25% of the respondents lacked knowledge about PV systems. Close to 65% of the respondents are not willing to install residential PV systems because of the high investment costs and the relatively low electricity tariffs by the national grid. For sustainability and economic savings, 26% of the respondents are willing to install a PV system. It could be concluded that despite of awareness of PV systems, their perceived high initial cost and locally low electricity prices are barriers to a broad dissemination of PV systems in Suriname.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6115-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021
Event47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: 15 Jun 202021 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020
CountryCanada
CityCalgary
Period15/06/2021/08/20

Keywords

  • electricity
  • grid
  • photovoltaic systems
  • user study

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