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Installing photovoltaics (PV): Barriers and enablers experienced by non-residential property owners

Solar panels on a factory roof. Photo.

New article published by Postdoc Katharina Reindl and Professor Jenny Palm.

There is huge potential to increase installation of photovoltaics (PV) using the roofs of non-residential buildings. While barriers to and enablers of the adoption of PV in residential buildings are well studied, this is not the case for non-residential buildings. This article is intended to fill this research gap by mapping barriers to and enablers of PV adoption by property owners of non-residential buildings.


  • It is important to use non-residential buildings for the diffusion of PV.
  • A literature review identified barriers to and enablers of PV adoption.
  • Swedish non-residential property owners experience both barriers and enablers.
  • The article synthesizes barriers and enablers experienced by such property owners.

Read the article (link to Science Direct, new window)