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Dr. Katharina Reindl

"I am a Postdoctoral fellow at International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden). My background is in Sociology (MA) and Sustainable Development (Msc). I did my PhD at Linköping University where I studied the practice and influence of professionals in building renovation with a focus on energy efficiency and saving measures.

I am an interdisciplinary energy researcher interested in energy conservation in the residential sector, construction and renovation processes as well as reduced energy consumption in homes. Furthermore, I am interested in innovation and 'transition' processes as well as community, regional, and urban development.

Currently, I am working on two projects related to the adoption of solar power. The first project is called “Property owners as prosumers - support structures and barriers” and focuses on the role of private and public property owners of premises regarding the installation of solar power. We are investigating what barriers and incentives exist for them to install solar power and become prosumers. The project is in collaboration with the Energy Agency Skåne. The second project is an EU project called “New Clean Energy Communities in a Changing European Energy System (NEWCOMERS”. In this project we investigate new energy communities in a changing European energy system (NEWCOMMERS)."

Expertise

Energy research, energy efficiency in buildings, building renovations, intersection: building-technology-people, professionals, socio-technical systems, energy systems, end-users and energy consumption, prosumers, social practice theory, middle-out perspective, intermediaries

Our-Energy knowledge areas

  • Social aspects
  • Energy conservation and demand response

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