Photovoltaic Projects for Multidimensional Poverty Alleviation: Bibliometric Analysis and State of the Art


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  • Leonarda F. C. Castro Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Ceará, Caixa Postal 6001, Fortaleza 60455, CE, Brazil
  • Paulo C. M. Carvalho Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Ceará, Caixa Postal 6001, Fortaleza 60455, CE, Brazil
  • João P. T. Saraiva DEEC/FEUP, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal; & INESCTEC, Rua Dr. Roberto frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal
  • José Nuno Fidalgo DEEC/FEUP, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal; & INESCTEC, Rua Dr. Roberto frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.15201

Keywords:

Bibliometric Analysis, Photovoltaic Projects, Multidimensional Poverty Alleviation

Abstract

Motivated by initiatives such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 1 - Poverty Eradication and SDG 7 - Clean and Accessible Energy, the search for solutions aiming to mitigate poverty has been recurrent in several studies. This paper main objective is to evaluate the dynamics of global research on the use of photovoltaic projects for poverty alleviation (PVPA) from 2003 to 2022. We use a bibliometric analysis to identify publication patterns and consequently list research trends and gaps of the area. A total of 336 publications from Scopus database are identified and complemented by a state-of-the-art study, where the articles are investigated and classified according to: business model and financing and evaluation of PVPA results. The results show that PA is often associated with PV power and its application in rural areas. “Biomass” and “application in developing countries” have become a trend. Urban areas application, aiming to reduce poverty, and the need for a synergetic integration of energy and urban planning, to mitigate the risks associated with energy flow and efficiency, are the most relevant gaps identified. Most of the publications focus on macropolicies effects involving PV technology; papers on projects construction and ex-post are not identified.

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Published

2024-03-15

How to Cite

Castro, L. F. C., Carvalho, P. C. M., Saraiva, J. P. T., & Fidalgo, J. N. (2024). Photovoltaic Projects for Multidimensional Poverty Alleviation: Bibliometric Analysis and State of the Art. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 14(2), 507–522. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.15201

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