Green Energy and Technology

Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry

Authors: San Cristobal, Jose Ramon

  • Includes numerous examples for problem solving
  • Provides decision makers with a wide range of quantitative tools
  • Analyzes multi-criteria decision making methods within the renewable energy sector
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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.

About the authors

Dr San Cristóbal has been a teacher at the University of Cantabria, Spain, since 1998. He obtained his PhD in 2004. His area of work is economics (input/output) and management science/operations research in general, applied to several fields. His research has focused on fields such as input/output and natural resources; investment criteria and cogeneration plants; linear programming models and environment; multi-criteria analysis in renewable energies; and multi-objective programming models in project management.

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“The objective of this book is to convey how various multicriteria decision analysis tools can assist decision makers in the renewable energy sector, a sector characterized by increasingly complex social, economic, technological, and environmental issues. … this book would be useful for practitioners who have previous knowledge of the methods being discussed and would provide a good quick reference to the applications literature.” (David Strimling, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (2), March-April, 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Renewable Energy Industry and the Need for a Multi-Criteria Analysis

    Mateo, José Ramón San Cristóbal

    Pages 1-5

  • Multi-Criteria Analysis

    Mateo, José Ramón San Cristóbal

    Pages 7-10

  • AHP

    Mateo, José Ramón San Cristóbal

    Pages 11-17

  • Weighted Sum Method and Weighted Product Method

    Mateo, José Ramón San Cristóbal

    Pages 19-22

  • PROMETHEE

    Mateo, José Ramón San Cristóbal

    Pages 23-32

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2346-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2346-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2345-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6081-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 106
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