Motivators for adoption of photovoltaic systems at grid parity: A case study from Southern Germany

Karakaya, Emrah and Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio and Nuur, Cali (2015). Motivators for adoption of photovoltaic systems at grid parity: A case study from Southern Germany. "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", v. 43 ; pp. 1090-1098. ISSN 1364-0321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.077.

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Title: Motivators for adoption of photovoltaic systems at grid parity: A case study from Southern Germany
Author/s:
  • Karakaya, Emrah
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
  • Nuur, Cali
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Date: March 2015
ISSN: 1364-0321
Volume: 43
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Innovation; Policy; Solar; Grid parity; Deployment; Micro generation
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 in terms of electricity generation costs, i.e., grid parity. A case in point is Germany, where the PV market has reached a mature stage, the policy support has scaled down and the diffusion rate of PV systems has declined. This development raises a fundamental question: what are the motives to adopt PV systems at grid parity? The point of departure for the relevant literature has been on the impact of policy support, adopters and, recently, local solar companies. However, less attention has been paid to the motivators for adoption at grid parity. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the diffusion of PV systems, explaining the impact of policy measures, adopters and system suppliers. Anchored in an extensive and exploratory case study in Germany, we provide a context-specific explanation to the motivations to adopt PV systems at grid parity.

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Item ID: 40763
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40763/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40763
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.077
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032114010168
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jun 2016 07:58
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2017 22:30
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