Exploring acceptance of decentralised energy storage at household and neighbourhood scales: A UK survey

April 2020: Paper published in Energy Policy Volume 138, March 2020. Highlights of this study are that:

  • Level of awareness of community and in-home energy storage is very low.
  • Attitudes towards and acceptance of energy storage are significantly related to affect.
  • Financial cost is viewed as a major barrier to household adoption of batteries.
  • Public authorities are perceived as key trusted actors for delivering energy storage.
  • Community Energy Storage (CES) is better accepted if benefits accrue to the same community.

Open access paper available here.

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