Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies

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Abstract

We present an analysis of innovation diffusion models for solar energy technologies based on the spread of information in real-world social networks. Three dynamic innovation diffusion networks are simulated through diverse configurations of the Barabási Albert model with a linear threshold approach to information spread, using a dataset of Twitter messages about solar and renewable energy as reference information diffusion network. The characteristics of the simulated dynamic innovation diffusion networks (e.g. number of informed nodes) are then compared with those of the reference information diffusion network to establish which innovation diffusion model yields the best fit. The results of this analysis provide a solution for the development of the innovation diffusion component for renewable energy adoption models. We demonstrate the feasibility of including the innovation diffusion factor into an agent-based model of the solar PV market, which is applied to Qatar market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538625088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

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Other12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period10/4/1812/4/18

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Keywords

  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Social network analysis
  • Solar PV adoption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Boumaiza, A., Abbar, S., Mohands, N., & Sanfilippo, A. (2018). Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 (pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372592

Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies. / Boumaiza, Ameni; Abbar, Sofiane; Mohands, Nassma; Sanfilippo, Antonio.

Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 1-6.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Boumaiza, A, Abbar, S, Mohands, N & Sanfilippo, A 2018, Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies. in Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1-6, 12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018, Doha, Qatar, 10/4/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372592
Boumaiza A, Abbar S, Mohands N, Sanfilippo A. Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372592
Boumaiza, Ameni ; Abbar, Sofiane ; Mohands, Nassma ; Sanfilippo, Antonio. / Innovation diffusion for renewable energy technologies. Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 1-6
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