Nowadays, around 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. This condition hampers the provision of basic services such as health care and education. In this challenging scenario, Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE), meaning locally-based and small-scale energy systems based on renewable resources (e.g. sunlight and wind), is perceived as a possible solution towards sustainable energy access for All. ‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Some authors agree that the diffusion and implementation of DRE solutions can be facilitated if Sustainable Product-Service Systems (S.PSSs) are applied to them, as S.PSSs offer models able to move the focus from product ownership (e.g. solar panel) to the satisfaction of a specific demand (e.g. energy access). In fact, “S.PSSs applied to DRE are able to cut/reduce both the initial investment (e.g. solar panel purchase) and life-cycle costs (e.g. maintenance, repair of solar panel) democratizing the access to energy and energy-related services.” (LeNSes project – EU funded, Edulink II program, 2013-2016). ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬ However, designing and implementing S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions is still a complex process. ‬‬‬The paper describes the design approach, method and tools used to support local SMEs (as well as NGOs, students, designers, researchers) in the design and implementation of S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions, the design process itself and the results achieved. The current generation of local entrepreneurs and designers worldwide need a broad knowledge base and know-how, as well as effective design approaches, methods and tools, in order to play an active role in promoting, designing and implementing S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions, and thus foster sustainable energy access for All.

A design approach with method and tools to support SMEs in designing and implementing Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions based on Sustainable Product-Service System (S.PSS).

E. Bacchetti
2017

Abstract

Nowadays, around 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. This condition hampers the provision of basic services such as health care and education. In this challenging scenario, Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE), meaning locally-based and small-scale energy systems based on renewable resources (e.g. sunlight and wind), is perceived as a possible solution towards sustainable energy access for All. ‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Some authors agree that the diffusion and implementation of DRE solutions can be facilitated if Sustainable Product-Service Systems (S.PSSs) are applied to them, as S.PSSs offer models able to move the focus from product ownership (e.g. solar panel) to the satisfaction of a specific demand (e.g. energy access). In fact, “S.PSSs applied to DRE are able to cut/reduce both the initial investment (e.g. solar panel purchase) and life-cycle costs (e.g. maintenance, repair of solar panel) democratizing the access to energy and energy-related services.” (LeNSes project – EU funded, Edulink II program, 2013-2016). ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬ However, designing and implementing S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions is still a complex process. ‬‬‬The paper describes the design approach, method and tools used to support local SMEs (as well as NGOs, students, designers, researchers) in the design and implementation of S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions, the design process itself and the results achieved. The current generation of local entrepreneurs and designers worldwide need a broad knowledge base and know-how, as well as effective design approaches, methods and tools, in order to play an active role in promoting, designing and implementing S.PSS-applied-to-DRE solutions, and thus foster sustainable energy access for All.
9th CIRP IPSS Conference: Circular Perspectives on PSS
Offer models; Design strategies; Distributed Renewable Energies.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
A-Design-Approach-with-Method-and-Tools-to-Support-SMEs-in-Designi_2017_Proc.pdf

accesso aperto

: Publisher’s version
Dimensione 133.8 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
133.8 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11311/1038430
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 5
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
social impact