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Power from the people? Driving forces and hindrances (completed)

The project aims to understand why and how Norwegian households (prosumers) produce electricity from solar power, the hindrances involved, and the effects on people’s electricity use.

About the project

The main objective is to identify the driving forces and hindrances behind Norwegian households becoming prosumers.

Sub-objectives:

  1. Improve our understanding of differences and similarities in the prosumer policies in the UK, Germany and Norway.
  2. Understand why some households in Norway decide to become engaged as prosumers, what their experiences are, how they use energy at home and how they respond to regulations and solutions offered by central stakeholders.
  3. Improve our understanding of how emerging prosumer participation in the energy system is perceived and handled by central stakeholders.
  4. Provide perspectives to policymakers, energy suppliers and relevant industry actors on the conditions for increased participation of prosumers in the Norwegian energy system.

Duration: 2015-2018

Financing

The Norwegian Research Council. ENERGIX Programme. Project no 243947/E20.

Cooperation

A research project at CICERO / SUM, University of Oslo / The Fridtjof Nansen Institute / SINTEF Energi AS International research partners: Durham University (UK) and Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).

Partners in Norway: Akershus Fylkeskommune, Agder Energi AS, Skagerak Energi AS, Lyse Elnett AS, NVE.

Publications

  • Cherry, Todd & Sæle, Hanne (2020). Residential Photovoltaic Systems in Norway: Household Knowledge, Preferences and Willingness to Pay. Challenges in Sustainability. ISSN 2297-6477. 8(1), p. 1–16. doi: 10.12924/cis2020.08010001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jackson Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Sæle, Hanne; Westskog, Hege & Winther, Tanja (2020). The dynamics of solar prosuming: Exploring interconnections between actor groups in Norway. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296. 70, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101816. Full text in Research Archive
  • Winther, Tanja; Westskog, Hege & Sæle, Hanne (2018). Like having an electric car on the roof: Domesticating PV solar panels in Norway. Energy for Sustainable Development. ISSN 0973-0826. 47, p. 84–93. doi: 10.1016/j.esd.2018.09.006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon Jackson; Tews, Kerstin & Turner, Britta (2018). Is there a Prosumer Pathway? Exploring household solar energy development in Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296. 42, p. 258–269. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Westskog, Hege; Winther, Tanja & Aasen, Marianne (2018). The creation of an ecovillage: Handling identities in a Norwegian sustainable valley. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 10(6). doi: 10.3390/su10062074. Full text in Research Archive
  • Winther, Tanja & Bell, Sandra (2018). Domesticating In Home Displays in selected British and Norwegian households. Science & Technology Studies. ISSN 2243-4690. 31(2), p. 19–38. doi: 10.23987/sts.56791. Full text in Research Archive
  • Winther, Tanja & Gurigard, Kjell (2017). Energy performance contracting (EPC): a suitable mechanism for achieving energy savings in housing cooperatives? Results from a Norwegian pilot project. Energy Efficiency. ISSN 1570-646X. 10(3), p. 577–596. doi: 10.1007/s12053-016-9477-0. Full text in Research Archive
  • Cherry, Todd; McEvoy, David M. & Westskog, Hege (2017). Cultural worldviews, institutional rules and the willingness to participate in green energy programs. Resource and Energy Economics. ISSN 0928-7655. 56, p. 28–38. doi: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2017.10.001.
  • Westskog, Hege; Winther, Tanja & Sæle, Hanne (2015). The Effects of In-Home Displays — Revisiting the Context. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 7(5), p. 5431–5451. doi: 10.3390/su7055431. Full text in Research Archive
  • Aasen, Marianne; Westskog, Hege & Korneliussen, Kristine (2015). Energy performance contracts in the municipal sector in Norway: overcoming barriers to energy savings? Energy Efficiency. ISSN 1570-646X. 9(1), p. 171–185. doi: 10.1007/s12053-015-9356-0.

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  • Westskog, Hege (2018). Strøm fra Folket - hva har vi gjort.
  • Winther, Tanja (2018). Nettselskaper og andre aktører Oppsummering av aktørenes perspektiver og forventninger til solstrøm i det norske kraftsystemet.
  • Westskog, Hege (2017). Fra Enfaglig til Transfaglig. Veien fra forståelse til løsning.
  • Westskog, Hege (2017). Strøm i kontekst. Miljøvennlig livsstil i en økolandsby.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Power from the People:Comparing regulatory conditions in Germany, the UK, and Norway. What works?
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Batteribruk i Norge: Drivere, barrierer og implikasjoner for det norske energisystemet.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Klimapolitikk «innside-ut» i et komparativt perspektiv.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Batteribruk i Norge: Drivere, barrierer og implikasjoner for det norske energisystemet.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Who are deciding national energy support policy?Cases from the United Kingdom.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Skinner sola sterkere i Tyskland og Storbritannia? KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2017). Strøm fra folket: hvorfor er det forskjellig antall plusskunder i Tyskland, Storbritannia og Norge?
  • Westskog, Hege; Winther, Tanja & Aasen, Marianne (2017). The creation of and ecovillage.
  • Winther, Tanja (2017). Sustainable Energy and Consumption, UiO .
  • Westskog, Hege (2017). Erfaring fra lokale støtteordninger for plusskunder.
  • Winther, Tanja; Westskog, Hege & Sæle, Hanne (2017). Plusskundenes perspektiver. Oversikt og foreløpige funn fra dybdeintervjuer med plusskunder i Norge.
  • Winther, Tanja & Bell, Sandra (2016). Do we want to know? Domesticating In-Home Displays in Norway and the UK.
  • Westskog, Hege (2016). Fra enfaglig til transfaglig - en vei fra forståelse til løsninger?
  • Winther, Tanja (2016). Matching policy and People? Results from empirical Research in Norway on why measures for sustainable electricity consumption often fail.
  • Westskog, Hege (2016). Eco village living – one solution to reduction of the carbon footprint? .
  • Westskog, Hege (2016). Påvirkning av strømatferd. Et spørsmål om livsstil?
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2016). Power from the People: Comparing regulatory conditions in Germany, the UK, and Norway. What works?
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2016). Power from the People: Comparing regulatory conditions in Germany, the UK, and Norway. What works?
  • Winther, Tanja (2015). Electricity and social science: Ongoing Projects and key issues.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2015). Power from the People: Research Design WP 1.
  • Winther, Tanja & Westskog, Hege (2015). Power from the People: Results from preliminary interviews with prosumers and other stakeholders.
  • Winther, Tanja (2015). Derfor sparer ikke vi nordmenn på strømmen. Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Westskog, Hege (2015). Energisparing - fra regulering til realisering. Påvirkning av strømatferd.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2015). Power for the People - a project on the conditions and developments of the prosumer in Norway, Germany and the UK.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Rego, Amanda; Loloum, Tristan & Bell, Sandra (2018). Power from the People: Prosuming Solar Electricity in the UK, beyond the Feed-in Tariff. Durham University.
  • Sæle, Hanne & Cherry, Todd L. (2017). Attitudes and perceptions about becoming a prosumer : results from a survey among Norwegian Residential customers - 2016. SINTEF Energi aS. ISSN 978-82-14-06717-0. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nygard, Gunn (2017). Historier om en lysende fremtid? En undersøkelse av solcelleanlegg på norske yrkesbygg. Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon (2016). Power from the People? Prosuming conditions for Germany, the UK and Norway. Fridtjof Nansens Institutt. ISSN 978-82-7613-708-8.

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Published July 2, 2015 8:41 AM - Last modified Oct. 9, 2020 4:42 PM

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Project leader

Hege Westskog, CICERO

Web adm

Tanja Winther, SUM, UiO