Landscape, technology and local development: the solar plant of Amareleja
Keywords:Energias Renováveis, Energia Solar, Controvérsias sociotécnicas, Impacto local
AbstractThe study of the local impacts of renewable energy has given little attention to less implemented technologies. This work seeks to bridge this gap through a case study on the photovoltaic plant in Amareleja, based on interviews with stakeholders and residents and documentation analysis. The plant has the distinction of being part of a local initiative for regional development based on renewable energy. However, although the deployment process faced few controversy and there was some impact on the local identity, the project did not reach the expectation of the population in terms of economic development.
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