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Study of Decision Framework of Shopping Mall Photovoltaic Plan Selection Based on DEMATEL and ELECTRE III with Symmetry under Neutrosophic Set Environment

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
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Sinopec Nanjing Eegineering and Construction Inc., Nanjing 210000, China
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Symmetry 2018, 10(5), 150; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10050150
Received: 23 April 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 9 May 2018
Rooftop distributed photovoltaic projects have been quickly proposed in China because of policy promotion. Before, the rooftops of the shopping mall had not been occupied, and it was urged to have a decision-making framework to select suitable shopping mall photovoltaic plans. However, a traditional multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method failed to solve this issue at the same time, due to the following three defects: the interactions problems between the criteria, the loss of evaluation information in the conversion process, and the compensation problems between diverse criteria. In this paper, an integrated MCDM framework was proposed to address these problems. First of all, the compositive evaluation index was constructed, and the application of decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method helped analyze the internal influence and connection behind each criterion. Then, the interval-valued neutrosophic set was utilized to express the imperfect knowledge of experts group and avoid the information loss. Next, an extended elimination et choice translation reality (ELECTRE) III method was applied, and it succeed in avoiding the compensation problem and obtaining the scientific result. The integrated method used maintained symmetry in the solar photovoltaic (PV) investment. Last but not least, a comparative analysis using Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method and VIKOR method was carried out, and alternative plan X1 ranks first at the same. The outcome certified the correctness and rationality of the results obtained in this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: shopping mall; photovoltaic plan; decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL); interval-valued neutrosophic set; extended ELECTRE III; symmetry shopping mall; photovoltaic plan; decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL); interval-valued neutrosophic set; extended ELECTRE III; symmetry
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Feng, J.; Li, M.; Li, Y. Study of Decision Framework of Shopping Mall Photovoltaic Plan Selection Based on DEMATEL and ELECTRE III with Symmetry under Neutrosophic Set Environment. Symmetry 2018, 10, 150. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10050150

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Feng J, Li M, Li Y. Study of Decision Framework of Shopping Mall Photovoltaic Plan Selection Based on DEMATEL and ELECTRE III with Symmetry under Neutrosophic Set Environment. Symmetry. 2018; 10(5):150. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10050150

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Feng, Jiangbo; Li, Min; Li, Yansong. 2018. "Study of Decision Framework of Shopping Mall Photovoltaic Plan Selection Based on DEMATEL and ELECTRE III with Symmetry under Neutrosophic Set Environment" Symmetry 10, no. 5: 150. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10050150

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