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dc.contributor.advisorPesonen, Hanna
dc.contributor.advisorMaunuksela, Jussi
dc.contributor.authorPalomino Ramirez, Horacio
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-07T16:51:23Z
dc.date.available2015-10-07T16:51:23Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.otheroai:jykdok.linneanet.fi:1497099
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/47273
dc.description.abstractDuring recent times, renewable energy technologies have shown a relative fast growth in the global energy investment, global energy capacity and their integration within multiple sectors, particularly in the electricity sector. Renewable energy technologies have also experienced notorious declining costs on their manufacturing production. Nevertheless, while this growth is widely acknowledged, the share of renewables with respect total energy production has been moderate. Technological advancements in renewable energy have demonstrated the potential of renewables in energy generation and also that renewables can provide direct and indirect advantages over their counterparts. This thesis investigates two specific cases in which the renewable energy technologies of wind power and solar photovoltaics could be widely employed on micro-scale energy generation. The study’s objective is to gain deeper understanding if such applications of these forms of renewables are, foremost, economically viable at micro-scale or individual level. The research was carried out by means of quantitative case study in which theoretical analysis, mathematical modelling, and experimental empirical measurements were employed in order to make a thoroughly analysis and cross validate the study’s results and findings. The results from this investigation suggest that the employment of wind and solar renewables at micro-scale are economically profitable if favourable weather conditions exist at the location. If there are no favourable weather conditions, then these renewables will be economically viable if external costs such as transportation, installation and maintenance are absorbed by the owner. Moreover, this thesis suggest that better incentives, besides economically, are needed such as communication strategies and wider distribution channels in order to promote the use of renewables to the general public. This thesis also suggests that by engaging in renewable energy generation by first-hand experience encourages a sense of responsibility and the importance of saving energy which would be difficult to attain otherwise.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
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dc.subject.otherwind energy
dc.subject.otherVAWT
dc.subject.othersolar photovoltaics
dc.subject.otherrenewable energy
dc.subject.othereconomics
dc.subject.othermicro-scale
dc.subject.othersmall scale
dc.subject.othertelecom towers
dc.subject.otherdiffusion of innovation
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.titleAn economic assessment of micro-scale use of renewable energy sources : two case studies
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201510073332
dc.type.ontasotPro gradufi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.laitosTaloustieteetfi
dc.contributor.laitosBusiness and Economicsen
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.oppiaineYritysten ympäristöjohtaminenfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineCorporate Environmental Managementen
dc.date.updated2015-10-07T16:51:23Z
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi20425
dc.subject.ysotuulienergia
dc.subject.ysouusiutuvat energialähteet
dc.subject.ysoaurinkoenergia
dc.subject.ysotaloudellinen arviointi
dc.subject.ysoSuomi


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