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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(6): 460-465 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.6.997

Multi-criteria Analysis for Energy Independence from Renewable Energy Sources Case Study Zakynthos Island, Greece

Ioannis Vardopoulos
Abstract—The current research deals with renewable energy sources for the energy independence of Zakynthos Island in Greece. In order to define the most efficient renewable energy source, a multi-criteria analysis was used. The main criteria that were applied are the three pillars of sustainability, namely environment, society and economy. The aforementioned criteria were also subject to the DPSIR model of indicators, while a range of economic, environmental, social and technical sub-criteria were applied. The results, with regard to the delimitations set for the scope of the current research, indicate that the solar energy source systems (photovoltaics) are proved to be a more suitable alternative over a geothermal power station.

Index Terms—Renewable energy sources, photovoltaics, geothermal, multi-criteria analysis, sustainability indicators.

Ioannis Vardopoulos is with Harokopio University, Greece (e-mail:


Cite: Ioannis Vardopoulos, "Multi-criteria Analysis for Energy Independence from Renewable Energy Sources Case Study Zakynthos Island, Greece," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 460-465, 2017.

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