Coupled social and infrastructure approaches for enhancing solar energy adoption

Project Contact: Achla Marathe / Samarth Swarup
Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)  Department of Energy logo

This research project is focused on enhancing the diffusion of rooftop solar panel adoption in rural areas of Virginia. This collaborative work, led by the University of Virginia, combines data-driven methods, highly detailed agent-based models of rural populations, and novel datasets from rural cooperatives to build a solar-adoption propensity score for households in rural areas.