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Title: Multi criteria evaluation of solar water heating system as a viable alternate domestic water heating option with a special reference to Bangalore India
Researcher: Morapakala, Srinivas
Guide(s): Ramachandran,M
Keywords: solar water heating system, viable alternate domestic water heating, Bangalore India
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
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Abstract: In Indian households, conventional energy sources (such as electricity, LPG, newlinekerosene, fuel wood etc.,) are the dominant sources to meet all the routine domestic newlineenergy needs, with a tilt towards cleaner sources in urban areas. Excessive use of these newlineconventional resources for domestic water heating is thermodynamically inferior option newlineand is against the basic principles of sustainable development. newlineDespite the favourable techno economic feasibilities and organised promotional newlinemeasures, solar hot water systems are not diffused to the extent they should be, even in newlinethe domestic front of urban India where the potential for such dissemination is high. The newlinereasons for such a low dissemination of domestic solar hot water systems (DSHWS) newlinecould be due to multi-criteria covering various dimensions of viability of domestic water newlineheating options. The purpose of the present research is to evaluate the viability of newlineDSHWS, in comparison with other domestic water heating options, on multi - criteria newlinecovering technical, economic, commercial, social and behavioural aspects in the urban newlineIndia context, with a view to device strategies to improve the viability and newlinecommercialization of these devices. newlineAs a maiden attempt to evaluate the viability of DSHWS, the urban area newlineBangalore was taken as the study area in view of the prevailing conducive conditions for newlineDSHWS. A total of 27 criteria covering technical, economic, commercial dissemination newlineand social and behavioural dimensions were considered to evaluate the viability of newlineAbstract newline________________________________________________________________________ newlinev newlineDSHWS vis-à-vis other domestic water heating options. Following the principles of newlinemulti-criteria evaluation (MCE) techniques, the water heating options viability newlineevaluation problem was formulated in MCE environment. Identified stakeholders (users, newlineresearchers, manufacturers, officers of the Karnataka renewable energy development newlinelimited and Ministry of new and renewable energy) perceptions on DSHWS and other newlinewater heating options
Pagination: xix
Appears in Departments:Mechanical Engineering

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