Evaluation of Geothermal Energy Efficiency Factors by using Sem-pls for Citgöl Municipality

Mustafa Baysal, Kudret Armağan, Canan Armağan, Nurullah Kıratlı, Şükrü Kitiş

Abstract


The fact that the global scale of energy resources is limited and the fact that they start to run out has increased the tendency towards renewable energy sources and has encouraged its use. One of there new able energy sources is geothermal energy. In Turkey geography, Kütahya region is one of the rich regions in terms of geothermal energy. Simav district, Çitgöl municipality, Naşa municipality Kütahya province is the are a using geothermal energy. While Çitgöl Municipality is using geothermal energy only for thermal springs until 2017, it started to use this energy for heating purposes in 2017. Regional heating system project has been commissioned in Çitgöl Municipality. As a result of our work in the context of energy efficient use of consumers; We identified energy efficiency, energy use, energy use information and physical environment factors. A face-to-face survey has been conducted in order to understand how effective the factors we determine are in increasing energy efficiency. Data collected from this questionnaire were tested using the partial least squares structural equation modeling (Smart PLS) approach.A common method to measure the reliability and internal consistency of the scale was Cronbach alfa. The Cronbach alpha values show the degree of internal consistency because it changes from 0,625 for energy efficiency to 0,889 for physical environment. Composite Reliability (CR) and Average Variance Extracted (AVE) tests were conducted to measure convergent validity. If the Cronbach alpha value for each structure is equal to or greater than 0.70, the reliability of the scale is generally accepted. CR value is between 0.841 and 0.944. However, it is recommended that the AVE must exceed 0.50 to ensure convergent validity. The value of AVE was between 0,579 and 0,894.This study consists of t-test, factor and regression analysis.

The results show administrative, theoretical and practical results for efficient use of the energies. This study presented International Congress On Afro - Eurasıan Research III October 19-21, 2017 / İstanbul [13].


Keywords


Geothermal Energy; Energy Efficiency; Using Energy Properly.

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