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Solar panels on a cultural-historical house. Photo: Demeester, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Prosumers´ Perspective in Cultural Heritage Districts

Published: 18 March 2021

The purpose of this project is to develop, test and evaluate a method how potential prosumers, living and/or working in culturally valuable environments, are motivated and given opportunities to integrate solar cells. The project will use participatory design methods, building integrated energy thinking, methods for assessing cultural values and energysystem technology in two pilot case studies.

The main research questions are:

  • What are the important factors that enable or limit the initiatives of potential prosumers?
  • How can democratic and creative forms of participation affect the integration of solar cells into culturally historically valuable environments?

The hypothesis is that a new planning paradigm based on democratic design processes needs to be introduced in order to transition to sustainable energy use in cultural-historical settlement environments, in both urban and rural areas, and to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.

 

Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493438
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Andrea Luciani

Andrea Luciani, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493949
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Lars Vikström

Lars Vikström, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 492470
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering