Faculty Advisor

Bunting, Andrea

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

The goal of our project was to assist the Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL) in expanding the use of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the City of Moreland in north metropolitan Melbourne by identifying major drivers and barriers that shape the PV market. We interviewed PV installers and surveyed households to identify what affects consumers’ decisions to install PV systems. Moreland has the potential to offset most of its residential electricity usage through PV, but to achieve this potential MEFL and other organizations and agencies need to develop regulations for landlords to encourage PV installations, educate owners of multi-unit dwellings about PV options, educate consumers about upfront costs and finance options and enhance community engagement through targeted outreach.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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