Factors affecting intention to use residential solar photovoltaic technology in Bangkok

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Warakorn Pisetthanakitkul
Bordin Rassameethes


Currently, solar energy has received attention for producing electricity as a substitute for natural fuel resources to reduce environmental emissions and fulfill the higher demand of electricity consumption. This article aimed to 1) study the factors of technology acceptance that influence the intention of using residential solar photovoltaic technology in Bangkok; and 2) study safety factors and external factors that influence the intention of using residential solar photovoltaic technology in Bangkok. This study was quantitative research. The use of the technology acceptance model was used as the main research framework. The research was conducted in the Bangkok area. Participants were selected based on their interest in using solar cell technology in their residential area. The correlated data were collected from 400 participants who finished a questionnaire that used ‘random sampling’ method. The statistics which were used for analyzing data were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis.

The results revealed that the level of opinion safety factors was the highest level of (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.39, S.D. = 0.56). When classified into each aspect by sorting the average from highest to lowest, technology acceptance, perceived usefulness factors (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.26, S.D. = 0.60). Moreover, the external factors consist of government policies, the trend of electricity change rate, the demand for electricity, the maintenance cost, and the payback period (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.21, S.D. = 0.61) and the technology acceptance and perceived ease of use factors (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.02, S.D. = 0.74). For multiple regression analysis, the results showed that all independent factors had an influence on the intention of use and described the tendency of the intention of use at 61.40 percent.

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Pisetthanakitkul , W., & Rassameethes, B. . (2021). Factors affecting intention to use residential solar photovoltaic technology in Bangkok. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(3), 955–969. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jmhs1_s/article/view/252847
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