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dc.contributor.authorPalumbo Fernández, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorBosch González, Montserrat
dc.contributor.authorFernández Renna, Ana Inés
dc.contributor.authorSimó Solsona, Montserrat
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura
dc.identifier.citationPalumbo, M. [et al.]. Why it's so hard? Exploring social barriers for the deployment of thermal energy storage in spanish buildings. "Energy research & social science", Juny 2021, vol. 76, núm. June, p. 102057-1-102057-11.
dc.description.abstractThermal energy storage (TES) has been a prominent topic of scientific and industrial research for the last decades as TES increases efficiency, reliability and economic feasibility of solar energy systems. Several TES technologies are today feasible and competitive from a scientific-technical, sustainable and economic point of view. However, the social awareness and acceptance of TES has not followed such a development, as socio-cultural and legal aspects to be considered for their broader implementation hinder it. The main objective of this paper is to analyse social and cultural barriers to TES adoption in the Spanish context. For this proposal, we use quantitative and qualitative data provided from professionals and experts of the building sector. Hereby the main ideas arising from the analysis: the economic crisis of 2008 and the poor condition of the existing building stock prevent the adoption of extensive retrofitting measures including energy efficiency solutions such as TES’ while TES is regarded as an emerging market in Mediterranean climates such as Spanish. The lack of expertise of professionals hinders the transmission of TES benefits to occupants. Besides, there is little dissemination of good practices and professionals are suspicious of the long term performance of such technologies.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Construcció sostenible
dc.subject.lcshEnergy storage
dc.subject.lcshHeat -- Radiation and absorption
dc.subject.lcshHeat storage
dc.subject.otherThermal energy storage
dc.subject.otherMixed methods
dc.subject.otherSocial acceptance
dc.subject.otherEnergy efficiency
dc.subject.otherEnergy retrofitting
dc.titleWhy it’s so hard? Exploring social barriers for the deployment of thermal energy storage in spanish buildings
dc.subject.lemacEnergia -- Emmagatzematge
dc.subject.lemacCalor -- Radiació i absorció
dc.subject.lemacCalor -- Emmagatzematge
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GICITED - Grup Interdiciplinari de Ciència i Tecnologia en l'Edificació
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorPalumbo, M.; Bosch, M.; Fernández , A.I.; Simó, M.
local.citation.publicationNameEnergy research & social science
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::13 - Acció per al Clima
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::7 - Energia Assequible i No Contaminant

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