“Domestication” Of Renewable Energy From A Polish Perspective
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Research conducted by the author aims to disseminate the possibilities of applying renewable energy solutions in the housing industry, in particular – photovoltaic systems in single-family housing. The use of this technology is greatly facilitated legally, however, insufficient public awareness on this topic is still a significant barrier. It is possible to develop appropriate schemes and techniques – and the methodologies of their implementation – on a stage of the design process, in order to introduce modular RES solutions to the European residential construction market. The author attempts to determine the economic threshold of accessibility of those solutions, specifically the amount of additional costs that the investor is willing to accept, and, above all, the design possibilities with an emphasis on aesthetic solutions that are fully accepted by investors.
sustainable architecture, single-family housing, renewable energy sources, photovoltaics