Application of the AHP and TOPSIS Methods to the Assessment of Photovoltaic Technologies

  1. J.M. Sánchez-Lozano 1
  2. M. Socorro García-Cascales 1
  3. Nieves Espinosa 1
  4. Antonio Urbina 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Renewable Energ

Publisher: Cambridge Scholar

Year of publication: 2016

Pages: 58-75

Type: Book chapter


The aim of this work is the study and analysis of the decision criteria to be used when searching for the best technology for manufacturing photovoltaic modules, considering both technical and non-technical criteria such as social and environmental factors. Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods will be used for the modelling of the selection problem of the best technology for manufacturing photovoltaic cells. Combining these techniques with the use of fuzzy sets will mean that linguistic labels can be used to value the criteria used.