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Table 2 Factor loadings per each participant, Q sort, represented per stakeholder group

From: Drivers and risks for renewable energy developments in mountain regions: a case of a pilot photovoltaic project in the Swiss Alps

No. Participants per stakeholder group Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
1 National electricity company 0.84 0.15 0.17 0.22
2 Local administration 0.81 0.29 0.03 0.10
3 Local administration 0.78 0.26 0.10 0.17
4 Cantonal administration (Energy and Transport) 0.68 0.08 0.41 0.30
5 Local resident 0.67 0.36 0.13 0.17
6 Local administration 0.66 0.04 −0.03 0.37
7 Local resident 0.65 0.36 0.27 0.38
8 Local resident 0.59 0.38 0.28 0.03
9 National electricity company 0.59 −0.01 0.25 −0.04
10 Local resident 0.48 0.14 0.04 0.27
11 Local resident 0.18 0.63 0.09 0.25
12 Federal Commission for Avalanche and Rockfall 0.12 0.57 0.02 −0.01
13 Local resident 0.30 0.21 0.73 0.19
14 Local resident 0.36 0.42 0.59 0.22
15 Environmental NGO 0.11 0.34 0.45 −0.23
16 Local resident −0.01 − 0.10 0.68 0.19
17 Local administration 0.22 0.36 0.17 0.63
18 Cantonal administration (Buildings security) 0.32 −0.01 0.21 0.69
19 Environmental NGO 0.47 0.53 0.41 0.28
  Eigenvalue 5.3 2.1 2.2 1.8
  Variance (%) 27.9 11.0 11.8 9.1
  Cumulative Variance (%) 28 39 51 60
  Humphrey’s rule (I) 11 3 4 2
  Humphrey’s rule (II) 0.68 0.57 0.68 0.44
  1. Participants loading significantly at a level of p < 0.01, exceeding ± 0.442, are highlighted in bold. The confounded participants are highlighted in italics. Values in bold and italics are both loading significantly at a level of p < 0.01, exceeding ± 0.442 and confounded