Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technologies

  • João Fernando Gomes de OliveiraEmail author
  • Tatiana Costa Guimarães Trindade


A method on how to evaluate sustainability performance is described, starting from the definition of purpose and scope and followed by a data collection, evaluation of cases, selection of indicators, sustainability assessment, and synthesis of results. In the sustainability assessment, the analytic hierarchical process is described in detail for a decision support assessment. The definition of scenarios on priorities, with respect to social, environmental or economical dimensions is then integrated by using non-dimensional indicators.


Sustainability Performance Assessment Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) Aggregate Sustainability Index (ASI) Renewable Energy Production Technologies Sustainability Dimensions 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatiana Costa Guimarães Trindade
    • 1
  1. 1.São Carlos School of EngineeringUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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