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Title: SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context

Abstract

The local-national gap is a problem currently plaguing the adoption of emerging technologies targeted at resolving energy transition issues that are characterized by disparities in the adoption of innovations and policies on a local level in response to national policy implementation. These disparities reflect a complex system of technical, economic, social, political, and ecological factors linked to the perceptions held by communities and how they see energy development and national/global policy goals. This dataset is an attempt to bridge the local-national gap regarding solar PV adoption in the State of Georgia (U.S.) by aggregating variables from seven different publicly-available sources. The objective of this activity was to design a resource that would help researchers interested in the context underlying solar adoption on the local scale of governance (e.g., the county level). The SolarView database includes information necessary for informing policy-making activities such as solar installation information, a historical county zip code directory, county-level census data, housing value indexes, renewable energy incentive totals, PV rooftop suitability percentages, and utility rates. As this is a database from multiple sources, incomplete data entries are noted.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1493313
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0007664
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Data
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2306-5729
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; solar; technology adoption; demographics; mixed methods

Citation Formats

Tidwell, Jacqueline Hettel, Tidwell, Abraham, Nelson, Steffan, and Hill, Marcus. SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/data3040061.
Tidwell, Jacqueline Hettel, Tidwell, Abraham, Nelson, Steffan, & Hill, Marcus. SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context. United States. doi:10.3390/data3040061.
Tidwell, Jacqueline Hettel, Tidwell, Abraham, Nelson, Steffan, and Hill, Marcus. Fri . "SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context". United States. doi:10.3390/data3040061. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493313.
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title = {SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context},
author = {Tidwell, Jacqueline Hettel and Tidwell, Abraham and Nelson, Steffan and Hill, Marcus},
abstractNote = {The local-national gap is a problem currently plaguing the adoption of emerging technologies targeted at resolving energy transition issues that are characterized by disparities in the adoption of innovations and policies on a local level in response to national policy implementation. These disparities reflect a complex system of technical, economic, social, political, and ecological factors linked to the perceptions held by communities and how they see energy development and national/global policy goals. This dataset is an attempt to bridge the local-national gap regarding solar PV adoption in the State of Georgia (U.S.) by aggregating variables from seven different publicly-available sources. The objective of this activity was to design a resource that would help researchers interested in the context underlying solar adoption on the local scale of governance (e.g., the county level). The SolarView database includes information necessary for informing policy-making activities such as solar installation information, a historical county zip code directory, county-level census data, housing value indexes, renewable energy incentive totals, PV rooftop suitability percentages, and utility rates. As this is a database from multiple sources, incomplete data entries are noted.},
doi = {10.3390/data3040061},
journal = {Data},
number = 4,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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