International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
Submit Paper

Title:
DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR DOMESTIC USE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BANGALORE REGION

Authors:
Niharika Mishra, Isha Agarwal

|| ||

1Niharika Mishra, 2 Isha Agarwal
1. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, BENGALURU
2. PGDM, RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, BENGALURU

MLA 8
Mishra, Niharika, and Isha Agarwal. "DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR DOMESTIC USE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BANGALORE REGION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 5880-5888, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=450. Accessed Sept. 2019.
APA
Mishra, N., & Agarwal, I. (2019, September). DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR DOMESTIC USE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BANGALORE REGION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(9), 5880-5888. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=450
Chicago
Mishra, Niharika, and Isha Agarwal. "DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR DOMESTIC USE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BANGALORE REGION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 9 (September 2019), 5880-5888. Accessed September, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=450.

References
[1]. https://scholar.google.co.in/
[2]. A. K. Pathania, B. Goyal, and J. R. Saini, "Diffusion of Adoption of Solar Energy - A Structural Model Analysis", Emerald publishing limited, 2017.
[3]. S. Ahmad, R.M Tahar, J.K. Cheng,Liu Yao "Public Acceptance of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Technology in Malaysia", Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017.
[4]. Jarmilla Z, Adam P, and Peter, "Public Support of Solar Electricity and its Impact on Households", Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2017.
[5]. Dr. SubratSahu, "Solar Energy Technology Adoption: Select Literature Review and Indian Evidences", IPASJ International journal of management, 2017.
[6]. M. A. H. Talpur, F. Baig, "Energy Crises and Household Perception about Solar Energy Acceptance: District Hyderabad, Pakistan", Sindh University Research Journal, 2017.
[7]. E. Kabir, K. Kim, and Jan E. Szulejko, "Social Impacts of Solar Home Systems In Rural Areas: A Case Study in Bangladesh", MDPI journals, 2017.
[8]. G. R. Mukami, "Solar Energy Technology Adoption at Household Level", Kenya Institute for Public Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), 2016.
[9]. J. Sommerfeld, "Influence of domestic variables on uptake of domestic solar photovoltaic technology", Energy Research and Social Science, 2016.
[10]. K.H. Solangi, A. Badarudin, S.N. Kazi, T.N.W. L win and M.M.Aman, "Public Acceptance of Solar Energy: The Case of Peninsula Malaysia , Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2003.
[11]. Irene Kahaki Keriri, "Factors Influencing Adoption of Solar Technology in Laikipia North Constituency, Kenya", Kenya Institute for Public Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), 2003.

Abstract:
Renewable source of energy is broadly classified into hydro power, wind power, thermal power and solar power. Solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy, and a very good resource for the usage of mankind. With the change in technology, mankind kept on inventing products that can run on solar energy and trying to make maximum use of it. Application of solar energy can be seen in many instances in day-to-day activities of life. For example, the water heaters (powered by solar energy), street lights and traffic signals which use solar energy for electricity input, and lot more. Solar panels can generate and store the energy for future usage. For the last decade, solar energy, as a new source of energy, found difficulty to emerge, because of the technology restrictions. But, with the passage of time, the electricity generated by the solar energy can be stabilized more and can fulfil the daily needs of the households. The objective of the study is to identify the factors affecting the use of solar energy by households and to analyze the factors affecting the acceptance of solar energy by households. Hypothesis test was conducted using statistical tool correlation to test if there is significant relationship between the influencing factors and acceptance of solar energy by domestic households. The main purpose of this study was to understand the adoption and diffusion of solar energy by households for domestic purpose with special reference to Bangalore region. This study will help to understand the perception of households regarding the usage of solar power system for their domestic purposes. A survey was conducted to understand the relationship between the influencing factors and acceptance of solar energy by individual households. From the study it was found that there is a significant relationship between the influencing factors and acceptance of solar energy by the households for their domestic purpose. Therefore, it can be concluded that the there is greater influence of factors such as availability, affordability and acceptance of solar energy by the households.