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A framework for evaluating WTP for BIPV in residential housing design in developing countries: A case study of North Cyprus

Lookup NU author(s): Mehrshad Radmehr, Emeritus Professor Ken Willis


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This paper explores people's preferences for a Built in Photovoltaic (BIPV) renewable energy system to be integrated into housing construction. A novel methodology was developed, to study the case of Northern Cyprus, for better understanding of possibilities that abound in BIPV integration. The methodology incorporates Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a real-time design and economic assessment tool for BIPV choices. This serves to benefit both the construction companies and potential house owners in their decision-making. In addition, it uses a Contingent Valuation (CV) method to assess the Willingness to Pay (WTP) and the Willingness to Accept (WTA) compensation. The results indicate that the capital cost of PV is not instrumental in choice, and a lower feed-in tariff could be acceptable.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Radmehr M, Willis K, Kenechi UE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Energy Policy

Year: 2014

Volume: 70

Pages: 207-216

Print publication date: 22/04/2014

ISSN (print): 0301-4215

ISSN (electronic): 1873-6777

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.03.041


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