Science and technology studies (STS) have revealed a wide variety of different “configurations” of renewable energy technologies and the elements of social organization involved in their deployment. In this article we review current academic literature complemented with up to date documents to reveal existing socio-technical configurations of renewable micro-generation technologies.
Network searches are increasingly popular in searching for rare lead users. In these searches, implicit and inexact referrals have been found to comprise a substantial number of network referrals. To aid handling such referrals during network searches, we explicate their status as intermediate referral types, and how these referral types relate to known search methods.
Jouni K. Juntunen’s PhD thesis examines renewable micro-generation and active energy prosumers activities in technology domestication, user innovation and online peer to peer support.
This article makes in-depth carbon footprint analysis for one commercialized user innovation that was found in extensive search of sustainable energy inventions in Finland, a study conducted by Inuse Research Group.
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This study examines sociotechnical change and processes through which renewable micro-generation technologies become integrated as inseparable parts of everyday life. The analysis follows the domestication framework and asks what kinds of domestication processes are involved with resi- dential renewable energy production and use?
In this paper we bring to the fore the supporting role that user-run Internet forums provide for inventive citizen engagement with technology and the particular implications this holds in sustainable energy technologies which is the domain of our analysis.
In this article we clarify how citizen users are able to invent in home heating systems. We researched inventionss that user did to heat pump and wood pellet burning systems. During the years 2005–2012 there were 192 inventions by users in Finland alone.