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SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context

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Social Energy Atlas, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Received: 4 November 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 December 2018 / Published: 7 December 2018
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Abstract

The local-national gap is a problem currently plaguing the adoption of emerging technologies targeted at resolving energy transition issues that are characterized by disparities in the adoption of innovations and policies on a local level in response to national policy implementation. These disparities reflect a complex system of technical, economic, social, political, and ecological factors linked to the perceptions held by communities and how they see energy development and national/global policy goals. This dataset is an attempt to bridge the local-national gap regarding solar PV adoption in the State of Georgia (U.S.) by aggregating variables from seven different publicly-available sources. The objective of this activity was to design a resource that would help researchers interested in the context underlying solar adoption on the local scale of governance (e.g., the county level). The SolarView database includes information necessary for informing policy-making activities such as solar installation information, a historical county zip code directory, county-level census data, housing value indexes, renewable energy incentive totals, PV rooftop suitability percentages, and utility rates. As this is a database from multiple sources, incomplete data entries are noted. View Full-Text
Keywords: solar; technology adoption; demographics; mixed methods solar; technology adoption; demographics; mixed methods
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Tidwell, J.H.; Tidwell, A.; Nelson, S.; Hill, M. SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context. Data 2018, 3, 61.

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