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Renewable Energy Technology Selection Problem Using Integrated H-SWARA-MULTIMOORA Approach

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran 1477893855, Iran
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Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran 1477893855, Iran
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Institute of Automation, Kando Kalman Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Obuda University, 1034 Budapest, Hungary
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Institute of Advanced Studies Koszeg, iASK, 9730 Koszeg, Hungary
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Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11362, Saudi Arabia
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Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus Universität-Weimar, D-99423 Weimar, Germany
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Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4481; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124481
Received: 28 October 2018 / Revised: 21 November 2018 / Accepted: 25 November 2018 / Published: 28 November 2018
Due to the adaptation of recent pollution mitigation and justification policies there has been a growing trend for electricity generation from various renewable resources. The selection of the optimal renewable energy technology could be measured as a complex problem due to the complication of forthcoming circumstances in any country. Consequently, the proposed similar complex assessment problem can be tackled with the support of Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) methods. The current research study investigates a technology selection problem by proposing a hybrid MADM approach based on the Step-Wise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis (SWARA) approach with a hierarchical arrangement combined with the Multi-Objective Optimization on the basis of Ratio Analysis plus the full MULTIplicative form (MULTIMOORA). Ultimately, a conceptual case study regarding the selection of the optimal renewable energy technology based on a conceptual development project in Iran has been examined by the proposed combinative MADM methodology. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy; technology selection problem; sustainable energy evaluation; sustainable energy developments; sustainable developments; hierarchical SWARA; MULTIMOORA; multiple criteria decision making (MCDM); Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM); ranking renewable energy; technology selection problem; sustainable energy evaluation; sustainable energy developments; sustainable developments; hierarchical SWARA; MULTIMOORA; multiple criteria decision making (MCDM); Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM); ranking
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Ijadi Maghsoodi, A.; Ijadi Maghsoodi, A.; Mosavi, A.; Rabczuk, T.; Zavadskas, E.K. Renewable Energy Technology Selection Problem Using Integrated H-SWARA-MULTIMOORA Approach. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4481.

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