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The Strategic implementation of Urban Wind Turbines within the consumer market: Visualizing the possibilities for Urban Wind Turbines in the Netherlands
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The last couple of years the interest of consumers for environmental products has grown. This development has resulted in new and innovative product and markets. One of these markets is the Renewable energy system (RES) market for the home consumers. The RES can be divided into Solar panels and Urban Wind Turbines (UWT), in which Solar panels are the most adopted by the consumers, but why? The most applicable system is depending on the location and environment for which UWT might be more interesting in some situations. This resulted in the research question of; ‘Why are the Urban windmills not yet adopted within the private consumer market with respect to the financial issues and the Green social status?’. The research is done for the company, Kaffee Engineering, a young innovative company in the Netherlands. Kaffee Engineering is in possession of a design of a UWT but doesn’t know how to put it into the market. The research is there to use for Kaffee Engineering to develop a strategy to innovate its product. The research is an exploratory, quantitative, applied and deductive research. In this the literature is used to create and examine a survey which is hold under the possible market group. Theories such as the Blue Ocean Stategy, Green Consumerism, and Value proposition are used to create the survey and to analyse the data. The sample group is living in North and South-Holland since this is an area where the product could be well implemented and has to be a house owner or an almost house owner. This since the average wind in this area is high and the product can be seen as an investment for the house. The total sample size of the survey is set to 68 participants to get sufficient data. The Survey shows that a market opening for the UWT is to develop a low costs and easy maintained product in which the looks are not very important. As a recommendation more research can be done in the investment options and new revenue models to create an even better Blue Ocean.

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2017. , 36 p.
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Blue Ocean Strategy, Strategic Canvas, Urban Wind Turbines, Green Consumerism, Value proposition.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-209828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-209828DiVA: diva2:1114840
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