Psychosocial Implications of Large-Scale Implementations of Solar Power in Malaysia

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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate the psychosocial impacts of large-scale solar (LSS) power projects. There were 225 participants (n = 109 women, n = 3 did not indicate gender) participated in our study by completing a series of questionnaires. We found that participants who lived farther from the LSS power project location and those who viewed the project as being impactful were optimistic about the benefits LSS power projects could bring. Our participants also demonstrated support for renewable energy development in Malaysia. These findings may provide important implications for the implementation and execution of LSS power projects and policies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number26
JournalTechnologies
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date14 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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