Thesis 2015: Stakeholder’s requirements and perspectives for future collaboration in solar projects – Applied on Chalmers university campus using Backcasting methodology and stakeholder management

The current conventional energy production and forecast for fulfilling the demand of future energy need with conventional energy production pose a serious threat to the humanity. With abundant energy source and huge technology advancement, solar energy is one of many magic pills that could drive the world towards sustainable energy use. This thesis explores the possibilities of new collaboration and strengthening the existing collaboration between stakeholders involved in Chalmers University, especially stakeholders involved in solar energy projects. The thesis uses Backcasting as a methodology to find the problems in the current system (Chalmers university campus) and also uses some of the stakeholder management concepts to map and analyse the requirements of stakeholders involved in the Chalmers university campus solar projects. The thesis is divided into two parts. Part1 describes Challenge lab process and Part2 describes the collaboration of stakeholders for solar energy on Chalmers university campus. In Part2 mapping of stakeholders’ involved in Chalmers campus is done and also the perspectives of different stakeholders are pointed out. Finally, dialogue between various stakeholders conducted as part of trust building activity and also to share the perspectives and ideas between stakeholders so as to lay a foundation for future collaborative sustainable solar projects is discussed. The outcome of dialogue and information gained from the dialogue by the stakeholders set a base for results of this thesis and also suggestions to the stakeholders for future collaborative projects.


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