Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: policy vs. consumers

Karakaya, Emrah and Nuur, Cali and Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio (2013). Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: policy vs. consumers. In: "2013 EU-SPRI Forum Conference Management of Innovation Policies", 10/04/2013 - 12/04/2013, Madrid (España). ISBN 978-84-695-7408-9. pp. 120-130.

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Title: Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: policy vs. consumers
Author/s:
  • Karakaya, Emrah
  • Nuur, Cali
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: 2013 EU-SPRI Forum Conference Management of Innovation Policies
Event Dates: 10/04/2013 - 12/04/2013
Event Location: Madrid (España)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2013 EU-SPRI Forum Conference. Management of Innovation Policies: new forms of collaboration in policy design, implementation and evaluation
Date: April 2013
ISBN: 978-84-695-7408-9
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Diffusion of Innovations, Policy, Photovoltaic.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In some countries photovoltaic (PV) technology has already achieved a stage of development at which it can compete with conventional electricity sources. Germany provides a good illustration of this where PV market has reached a mature stage. As a manifest of this, the German government has recently reduced subsidies for households and industry by decreasing the feed in tariff for PV. This development raises fundamental questions: could the PV industry survive? Will consumers be motivated to continue to adopt PV when feed-in tariff diminish? The point of departure for the relevant literature on diffusion of PV has been on the effect of subsidies but little attention has paid to consumer motives when the policy support is scaled down. This paper introduces an in-depth analysis on understanding the consumer motives for adopting photovoltaic applications. Anchored in an extensive exploratory case study on PV consumers and PV system providers, this study aims to provide an encompassing explanation of diffusion of PV by revealing the link between consumer motives and the impact of policy.

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Item ID: 25733
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25733/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25733
Official URL: http://www.euspri-madrid2013.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 May 2015 15:25
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 15:25
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