Barriers to the Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies: Case Study of ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator for Industrial Process Heat


The persistent market failures and policy inertia due to the existence of carbon lock-in create barriers to the diffusion of carbon saving technologies. In spite of their apparent environmental and technological advantages, the renewable technologies cannot take off in the market. On an empirical level this paper studies the barriers to the market deployment of indigenously developed ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator technology which has the potential to revolutionize the industrial restructuring by providing Solar Heat for Industrial Processes. This study classifies the barriers into micro, meso and macro barriers and analyses the impact of them by conducting two rounds of questionnaire: one with firms and other with experts.

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Abraham, P. and Gundimeda, H. (2014) Barriers to the Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies: Case Study of ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator for Industrial Process Heat. Low Carbon Economy, 5, 117-125. doi: 10.4236/lce.2014.53012.

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