Introduction.- Global practices: assessing renewable energy policies.- An exploratory study of the public’s views on residential solar photovoltaic systems in hydrocarbon-rich Saudi Arabia.- Critical factors influencing social perception of residential solar photovoltaic systems in the hydrocarbon-rich Saudi Arabia.
Khalid Alrashoud is a researcher in multidisciplinary social sciences and technology management, focusing on public understanding of/ and engagement with renewable energy technologies in oil-rich countries. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in System Design and Management of Technology from Kogakuin University, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nippon Institute of Technology.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the adoption of small-scale residential solar photovoltaic systems (RSPSs) in Saudi Arabia. Focusing on the current technological development of RSPSs, it discusses elements of socio-technical governance theories and energy policy analysis. It also identifies the critical factors that affect Saudi residents’ decisions to adopt this new technology and analyzes broader energy systems on a state level by investigating factors that shape RSPSs integration policies. This multi-faceted, interdisciplinary book paves the way for an integrated transition management policy design model to stimulate RSPSs adoption rates. Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for readers seeking an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of the ever-expanding theoretical and quantitative fields of socio-technical transitions and the transition to sustainability.