Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: roles of policy, system suppliers and adopters

Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio and Karakaya, Emrah and Nuur, Cali (2014). Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: roles of policy, system suppliers and adopters. In: "23rd International Conference for the International Association of Management of Technology. Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Age Of Economic, Political and Security Challenges", 22/05/2014 - 26/05/2014, Washington, D.C. (USA). ISBN 0-9815817-7-3. pp. 450-467.

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Title: Diffusion of photovoltaic in Germany: roles of policy, system suppliers and adopters
Author/s:
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
  • Karakaya, Emrah
  • Nuur, Cali
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 23rd International Conference for the International Association of Management of Technology. Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Age Of Economic, Political and Security Challenges
Event Dates: 22/05/2014 - 26/05/2014
Event Location: Washington, D.C. (USA)
Title of Book: IAMOT 2014 Conference Proceedings
Date: 2014
ISBN: 0-9815817-7-3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Diffusion of innovations, policy, photovoltaic, grid parity.
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 is at a stage of development at which it can compete with conventional electricity sources. A case in point is Germany where PV market has reached a mature stage. As a manifest of this, the German government has recently reduced the feed-in-tariff, which had been the strongest driver of PV diffusion. This development raises a fundamental question: Why would potential adopters be motivated to adopt PV when feed-in tariff diminishes? The point of departure for the literature on diffusion of PV has been on the effect of subsidies but little attention has paid to adopter motives when the policy support is scaled down. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the adopter motives for photovoltaic applications. Anchored in an extensive exploratory case study we provide an encompassing explanation of roles of policy, adopters and system suppliers on diffusion of PV.

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Item ID: 35167
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35167/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35167
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jun 2015 14:20
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 06:33
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