Title

Improving the Adoption of Solar Photovoltaics

Author(s)

Cain Rorie

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Solar panels and solar energy are a drastically growing industry, but not a lot of south Carolinians know about all the nuances of solar panels. If more people knew about the uses of solar panels then more of the general public would use them. The beginning of the survey will start with small data collection with only surveying teachers at 2 of the schools in district 5 and collecting and compiling that data to get a general outlook on public perception of the adaptation of solar panels. Then the survey will continue with adults in surrounding neighborhoods and other; local neighborhoods to get more data to get a larger amount of overall data on baby boomers and other adults of that age. The next data that will be collected is from a neighborhood that is mostly 60-80 year old's. This will make the data more cumulative and help to see what the older generations think about adapting solar panels and the pros and cons of adoption. An online survey will also be utilized to reach more people that can't be surveyed in person and it will add to the data that has already been collected to get a wider variety of people. The results of the survey show that older generations above thirty do not know much about solar and are not fully on board with adopting it. Most people thirty and under want it to be more widely accepted but most do not have solar panels or haven't really considered installing them due to the price that comes with them. As more people are learning about solar panels, more people are considering installing them.

Location

Furman Hall 110

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:45 AM

Improving the Adoption of Solar Photovoltaics

Furman Hall 110

Solar panels and solar energy are a drastically growing industry, but not a lot of south Carolinians know about all the nuances of solar panels. If more people knew about the uses of solar panels then more of the general public would use them. The beginning of the survey will start with small data collection with only surveying teachers at 2 of the schools in district 5 and collecting and compiling that data to get a general outlook on public perception of the adaptation of solar panels. Then the survey will continue with adults in surrounding neighborhoods and other; local neighborhoods to get more data to get a larger amount of overall data on baby boomers and other adults of that age. The next data that will be collected is from a neighborhood that is mostly 60-80 year old's. This will make the data more cumulative and help to see what the older generations think about adapting solar panels and the pros and cons of adoption. An online survey will also be utilized to reach more people that can't be surveyed in person and it will add to the data that has already been collected to get a wider variety of people. The results of the survey show that older generations above thirty do not know much about solar and are not fully on board with adopting it. Most people thirty and under want it to be more widely accepted but most do not have solar panels or haven't really considered installing them due to the price that comes with them. As more people are learning about solar panels, more people are considering installing them.