International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART A
Paradigm shift in socio-economic profile of users of domestic photovoltaic solar system in Punjab in relation to their awareness
Author(s): Dr. Manpreet Kaur
Today the world is passing through a phase of scarcity of energy required for development on one hand and the near extinction of renewable sources of energy on the other. The sustainability of natural resources and switching to green energy is the only solution. This prospective study was carried out on users of domestic photovoltaic system residing in various cities of Punjab, India. A total of 300 respondents (both male and females) constitute the sample of the study. The study is descriptive in nature and primary data is used for this purpose. A self-constructed interview schedule was used to collect the data from the users of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system. A sample of 300 families from different cities of Punjab consisting 27 families from Jalandhar, 47 families from Patiala, 13 families from Mohali, 200 families from Ludhiana and 13 families from Amritsar who had installed photovoltaic systems in their residence in 2014-17 were selected for the study by proportionate random sampling technique. The present study is an attempt to study the socio-economic profile of users of solar photovoltaic system and to correlate it with their awareness of solar system so that the myth of attaching affluence with the affordability of domestic photovoltaic solar system be broken. It will help in correcting myopic perspective of users pertaining to solar photovoltaic system and contribute towards ecological sustainability without compromising the development.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Manpreet Kaur. Paradigm shift in socio-economic profile of users of domestic photovoltaic solar system in Punjab in relation to their awareness. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(3): 30-34.