Prof. YAMASHITA Ryohei

Department of Environmental Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University



Spatial Characteristics of Citizens' Discomfort with Disseminated Solar Panels



The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of the installation of photovoltaic power generation facilities on the living space of citizens. Using data collected through a web survey of residents living in five prefectures in the northeastern Kanto region of Japan, a spatial autocorrelation analysis was applied to identify the spatial distribution of discomfort caused by photovoltaic power generation facilities. The results demonstrated that radical solutions are necessary to reduce the spread of this discomfort. By further utilizing the data obtained in this study, it is possible to estimate the risk of conflict more objectively.