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Understanding consumers' renewable energy behaviour beyond 'homo economicus': An exploratory survey in four European countries

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054992
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093


ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
Period1/01/00 → …


Climate change is putting global pressure for energy consumption and production to move towards sustainable solutions based on clean energy sources. Rapid advancements in technology make energy generation and storage solutions available and affordable for consumers and enable them to become relevant actors in the energy process. The actual success of sustainable energy solutions is however not so much dependent on technological readiness, which is already in place to large extent, but rather on influencing consumer adoption in an impactful way. This article explores consumers' behavioral drivers for the adoption of renewable energy solutions by comparing the economic, ecologic and social preferences of consumers in four European countries.


  • Consumer, Incentives, Policy, Prosumer, Renewable energy

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland