Psychosocial implications of large-scale implementations of solar power in Malaysia

Teoh, Ai Ni, Go, Yun Ii, and Yap, Tze Chuen (2020) Psychosocial implications of large-scale implementations of solar power in Malaysia. Technologies, 8 (2).

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate the psychosocial impacts of large-scale solar (LSS) power projects. There were 225 participants (n = 109 women, n = 3 did not indicate gender) participated in our study by completing a series of questionnaires. We found that participants who lived farther from the LSS power project location and those who viewed the project as being impactful were optimistic about the benefits LSS power projects could bring. Our participants also demonstrated support for renewable energy development in Malaysia. These findings may provide important implications for the implementation and execution of LSS power projects and policies.

Item ID: 63114
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2227-7080
Copyright Information: (C) This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Funders: Fledge Funding Agency, Energy Academy, Heriot-Watt University
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 23:43
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 70%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 30%
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