Title

Confronting Systemic Barriers to Solar Adoption

Presenter Information

Madison Oostendorp

Department

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Major

Engineering Management

Research Advisor

Canfield, Casey I.

Advisor's Department

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Abstract

This project aims to identify barriers to solar deployment and estimate the impact of addressing them. One potential strategy for addressing barriers is the SolSmart Program. SolSmart is a national community designation program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to recognize communities that take steps to make it easier for businesses and residents to go solar. Steps range from providing information on solar permitting online to implementing streamlined permitting processes. We will be performing a literature review and tracking which barriers to going solar are addressed by SolSmart. We will help SolSmart by making recommendation to target these additional barriers to maximize the impact of the program in terms of solar adoption. The results will bring a quantitative and qualitative lens to direct and indirect barriers that affect the SolSmart program and ultimately the solar movement in general.

Biography

Madison is a junior attending Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is currently working to obtain her B.S. in Engineering Management with an emphasis in Management of Technology. In her free time she currently performs undergraduate research pertaining to barriers in solar adoption as well as participating in a few other extracurricular activities. She is the Marketing Director of Chi Omega and oversees multiple positions within the sorority.

Research Category

Research Proposals

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Confronting Systemic Barriers to Solar Adoption

Upper Atrium

This project aims to identify barriers to solar deployment and estimate the impact of addressing them. One potential strategy for addressing barriers is the SolSmart Program. SolSmart is a national community designation program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to recognize communities that take steps to make it easier for businesses and residents to go solar. Steps range from providing information on solar permitting online to implementing streamlined permitting processes. We will be performing a literature review and tracking which barriers to going solar are addressed by SolSmart. We will help SolSmart by making recommendation to target these additional barriers to maximize the impact of the program in terms of solar adoption. The results will bring a quantitative and qualitative lens to direct and indirect barriers that affect the SolSmart program and ultimately the solar movement in general.