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Diffusion of innovative small-scale pellet heating systems in the residential sector in the context of oil and electricity-based systems
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
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2005 (English)In: Proceedings. 14th European Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy Industry and Climate Protection, Paris (France), 17-21 Oct 2005, Florence: ETA , 2005Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A questionnaire survey of 1500 detached house owners was carried out in the autumn of 2004 to find out the factors influencing the adoption and diffusion of pellet heating systems in the Swedish residential sector. Results revealed that most of the respondents are satisfied with their existing heating systems and have not planned to install new heating systems. Economic aspects and functional reliability are important factors in the respondents´┐Ż choice of heating system while environmental factors are of less importance. Therefore, internalizing external costs, such as environmental costs, might be effective in influencing house owners to adopt environmentally benign heating systems. Installers are the most important source of information on heating systems. Hence, they should be trained to inform the consumer comprehensively about different heating systems. Respondents perceive the relative advantage of pellet boilers over oil or electricity-based heating systems, but bedrock heat pumps are considered better than pellet boilers and therefore diffuse faster.

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Florence: ETA , 2005.
Keyword [en]
Pellets, heat sector, economic aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3336Local ID: 3343OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-3336DiVA: diva2:28368
Available from: 2008-11-30 Created: 2008-11-25 Last updated: 2009-02-26Bibliographically approved

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