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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Evolution of collaborative networks of solar energy applied technologies

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de Paulo, Alex Fabianne [1] ; Porto, Geciane Silveira [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Econ Business Adm & Accounting Ribeirao Preto, Bandeirantes Ave 3900, Room 42, Bldg B2, BR-14040905 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION; v. 204, p. 310-320, DEC 10 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6

This paper proposes to investigate solar energy applied patents published between 1997 and 2016. Social network analysis and Source path link count algorithms are used as a method to identify technological routes, trends, promising technologies, cooperation features and market of interest protection. Patents applied in Japan and Brazil were selected for analysis of several issues, showing two different contexts when it comes to innovation in solar energy. Mapping these issues can support governments, companies and universities in their decisions about solar energy applications, offering data of the most relevant technologies, their owners, relationships between them, as well as their marketing protection coverage through reliable and replicable metrics. It enables an analysis of competitive technological intelligence and can be used as a tool for Research and Development manager's decisions of future efforts and investments. Companies can observe in a simplified way, standards that are followed and adopted by scientists and market, bringing a possibility of increasing technological knowledge that previously had only empirical means. In addition, government can understand the dynamic of solar energy development from/to their countries and propose policies that improve the use of solar energy in an urban environment. Also, a set of recommendations based on findings was provided to construct a better environment for cooperation and to improve solar energy researches. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/50102-5 - JSPS 2017 - Towards Sustainable Urban Energy Systems: experiences from Asia and Latin America | Kyoto - Japan
Grantee:José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Organization of Scientific Meeting
FAPESP's process: 12/22686-9 - Identification of promising technology: an application to the green technologies
Grantee:Geciane Silveira Porto
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants