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Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry

  • José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo
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  3. AHP
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 103-105

About this book

Introduction

Decision makers in the Renewable Energy sector face an increasingly complex social, economic, technological, and environmental scenario in their decision process. Different groups of decision-makers become involved in the process, each group bringing along different criteria therefore, policy formulation for fossil fuel substitution by Renewable Energies must be addressed in a multi-criteria context. Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry is a direct response to the increasing interest in the Renewable Energy industry which can be seen as an important remedy to many environmental problems that the world faces today. The multiplicity of criteria and the increasingly complex social, economic, technological, and environmental scenario makes multi-criteria analysis a valuable tool in the decision-making process for fossil fuel substitution.

The detailed chapters explore the use of the Multi-criteria decision-making methods and how they provide valuable assistance in reaching equitable and acceptable solutions in the selection of renewable energy projects.  Common multi-criteria decision-making methods including Analytical Hierarchy Process, PROMETHEE, ELECTRE, TOPSIS and VIKOR are explored in detail with an application case of each method included at the end of each chapter. As such, Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry is an ideal resource for those groups of individuals, institutions and administration such as local authorities, academic institutions, environmental groups, and governments that, through their priorities and evaluation systems, have interests at stake and directly or indirectly influence the decision-making process.

Keywords

Multi Attribute Analysis Multi Criteria Analysis Multi Objective Optimization Renewable Energies

Authors and affiliations

  • José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo
    • 1
  1. 1., Escuela Técnica Superior de NáuticaUniversity of CantabriaSantanderSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2346-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2345-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2346-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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