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Sustainable and renewable energy: an overview of the application of multiple criteria decision making techniques and approaches

Mardani, Abbas and Jusoh, Ahmad and Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras and Cavallaro, Fausto and Khalifah, Zainab (2015) Sustainable and renewable energy: an overview of the application of multiple criteria decision making techniques and approaches. Sustaibility, 7 (10). pp. 13947-13984. ISSN 2071-1050

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su71013947

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to present a systematic review of MCDM techniques and approaches in sustainable and renewable energy systems problems. This study reviewed a total of 54 papers published from 2003-2015 in more than 20 high-ranking journals, most related to sustainable and renewable energies, and which were extracted from the Web of Science database. In the category of application areas, papers were classified into two main groups: (1) sustainable energy and (2) renewable energy. Furthermore, in the classification of techniques and approaches, the papers were categorized into six groups: (1) AHP and F-AHP; (2) ANP and VIKOR; (3) TOPSIS and F-TOPSIS; (4) PROMETHEE; (5) integrated methods and (6) other methods. In addition, papers were reviewed based on the authors' nationalities, the publication date, techniques and approaches, the name of journal and studies criteria. The results of this study indicated that, in 2015, scholars have published more papers than in other years. Furthermore, AHP/fuzzy AHP and integrated methods were ranked as the first rank, with 14 papers. Additionally, Journal of Renewable Energy is the first journal, with 16 publications, and this was the most significant journal in this study. Findings of this review paper confirm that MCDM techniques can assist stakeholders and decision makers in unravelling some of the uncertainties inherent in environmental decision making, and these techniques demonstrate a growing interest of previous scholars to apply these techniques for solving different stages of sustainable and renewable energy systems.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58848
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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