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Commercialization of sustainable energy technologies

Balachandra, P and Nathan, HippuSalkKristle and Reddy, Sudhakara B (2010) Commercialization of sustainable energy technologies. In: Renewable Energy, 35 (8). pp. 1842-1851.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2009.12.020


Commercialization efforts to diffuse sustainable energy technologies (SETs1) have so far remained as the biggest challenge in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Limited success of diffusion through government driven pathways urges the need for market based approaches. This paper reviews the existing state of commercialization of SETs in the backdrop of the basic theory of technology diffusion. The different SETs in India are positioned in the technology diffusion map to reflect their slow state of commercialization. The dynamics of SET market is analysed to identify the issues, barriers and stakeholders in the process of SET commercialization. By upgrading the ‘potential adopters’ to ‘techno-entrepreneurs’, the study presents the mechanisms for adopting a private sector driven ‘business model’ approach for successful diffusion of SETs. This is expected to integrate the processes of market transformation and entrepreneurship development with innovative regulatory, marketing, financing, incentive and delivery mechanisms leading to SET commercialization.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Renewable Energy
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 06:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28914

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