Adoption of solar energy in India: a study through interpretive structural modelling, Ganesh Sahu, Pragati Singh and Prabhudatt Dwivedi
Ganesh P. Sahu, Pragati Singh
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj
Rajkiya Engineering College Ambedkar Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar
Purpose: Adoption of solar energy plays an important role in the growth of a country. There are many factors which influence the adoption of solar energy in India. The study is designed to identify factors that determine the acceptance or rejection of solar energy systems in India.
Design/methodology/approach: Relationship among identified variables is established through interpretive structural modelling (ISM) and thus a conceptually validated model is evolved. Further, MICMAC analysis is conducted to understand the driving power and dependence of these variables.
Findings: It is revealed that experience and habit, awareness and social influence are the intermediary variables. MICMAC Analysis shows that no variable is disconnected from the system and all the variables influence the adoption of solar energy in India.
Practical implications: The present study is expected to be useful to decision makers, end users and research organisations related to solar energy adoption.
Originality/value: Various intentional factors influencing solar energy systems adoption have been acknowledged in the present study, thus making it useful for formulation of action plans and enhance the usage of solar energy systems to improve environment quality.
Keywords: Solar energy; ISM; MICMAC; India.
Citation: Sahu, G.P., Singh, P. and Dwivedi, P. (2021), "Adoption of solar energy in India: a study through interpretive structural modelling", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 457-473. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-04-2021-0043