Dr Alexandra Gormally

Sessional - Teaching

My PhD research takes an interdisciplinary approach looking both the physical and social aspects of community renewables in the county of Cumbria (UK). The methodology firstly assesses the resource availability and subsequent energy potential for a mix of renewable electricity technologies across the region. Then, using case study communities, the research takes both a quantitative and qualitative approach to explore residents’ motivations and barriers to involvement in a community scheme and preference to technologies. Finally, the physical and social aspects are combined to produce energy scenarios.