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SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context

Version 1 : Received: 4 November 2018 / Approved: 5 November 2018 / Online: 5 November 2018 (14:44:58 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 29 November 2018 / Approved: 30 November 2018 / Online: 30 November 2018 (15:47:46 CET)

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Tidwell, J.H.; Tidwell, A.; Nelson, S.; Hill, M. SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context. Data 2018, 3, 61. Tidwell, J.H.; Tidwell, A.; Nelson, S.; Hill, M. SolarView: Georgia Solar Adoption in Context. Data 2018, 3, 61.


Despite a global push in the development and implementation of widespread alternative energy use, significant disparities exist across given nation-states. These disparities, frequently referred to as the local-national gap, reflect both technical and economic factors, as well as the social, political, and ecological gaps between how communities see energy development and national/global policy goals. This dataset is an attempt to bridge the local-national gap regarding solar PV adoption in the state of Georgia (U.S.A.). This dataset is an aggregation of variables from seven different publicly-available sources that was designed to help researchers interested in the context underlying solar adoption on the local scale of governance (e.g. the county level). The SolarView database includes information necessary for informing policymaking activities such as solar installation information, a historical county zip code directory, county-level census data, housing value indexes, renewable energy incentive totals, PV rooftop suitability percentages, and utility rates. As this is a database from multiple sources, incomplete data entries are noted.


solar; technology adoption; demographics; mixed methods


Engineering, Energy and Fuel Technology

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