|Title:||Developing a basis for assessing the Marketability of Passive Solar Technology in the UK.|
The overall Project P3/2 was set up by the Energy Technology Support Unit of the Department of Energy (DEn/ETSU) to develop a model of the marketability of passive solar technology within the private domestic housing sector in the UK. Such a model was to provide a means of understanding how market potential and market penetration depended on immediately quantifiable parameters such as costs and performance, and on qualitative attitudinal factors. It would consider both general issues of the impact of energy cost-in-use for domestic buildings as well as detailed responses to specific passive solar measures. This paper explores the issues raised in seeking to develop such a model and sets out in more detail the methods appropriate for describing such dependence.