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  • Main Title Nontechnical Barriers to Solar Energy Use: Review of Recent Literature


  • Author: Margolis, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Zuboy, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado
    Additional Info: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.


  • Creation: 2006-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This paper reviews the nontechnical barriers to solar energy use, drawing on recent literature to help identify key barriers that must be addressed as part of the Technology Acceptance efforts under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar America Initiative. A broad literature search yielded more than 400 references, which were narrowed to 19 recent documents on nontechnical barriers to the use of solar energy and other energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE/RE) technologies. Some of the most frequently identified barriers included lack of government policy supporting EE/RE, lack of information dissemination and consumer awareness about energy and EE/RE, high cost of solar and other EE/RE technologies compared with conventional energy, and inadequate financing options for EE/RE projects.
  • Physical Description: 30 p.


  • Keyword: Financing
  • Keyword: Robert Margolis
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Jarett Zuboy
  • Keyword: Energy Use
  • Keyword: Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Renewable Energy
  • Keyword: Solar America Initiative
  • Keyword: Information Dissemination
  • Keyword: Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
  • Keyword: Literature Search
  • Keyword: Solar Energy Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Energy Efficiency
  • Keyword: Nontechnical Barriers
  • Keyword: Energy Analysis
  • Keyword: Technology Acceptance


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NREL/TP-520-40116
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/893639
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 893639
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883551