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On the Influence of Jurisdiction on the Profitability of Residential Photovoltaic-Storage Systems : A Multi-National Case Study

Kazhamiaka, Fiodar; Jochem, Patrick 1; Keshav, Srinivasan; Rosenberg, Catherine
1 Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Policy makers in many jurisdictions have implemented incentive schemes such as ‘feed-in tariffs’ (FIT) and upfront purchase subsidies to encourage consumers to self-generate parts of their power requirements by solar energy. We quantitatively study the impact of jurisdiction-specific solar radiation profile, the typical residential loads, the cost of system components, the price of grid electricity, and incentive programs on photovoltaic (PV) and storage system profitability in Germany, Ontario, and Austin, Texas. In each jurisdiction, for a range of PV and storage system sizes, we compute the optimal use of the system, and hence the best possible profitability of that system in that jurisdiction over a 20 year life span. This methodology allows us to quantitatively estimate the influence of a jurisdiction on the (best possible) profitability of PV-storage systems. We find that the choice of jurisdiction has significant impact on the profitability of PV-storage systems. We also find that policy makers can use the price of grid electricity as well as upfront subsidies to influence profitability, and therefore adoption.

Postprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075809
Veröffentlicht am 27.08.2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.019
Zitationen: 17
Zitationen: 15
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0301-4215, 1873-6777
KITopen-ID: 1000075809
Erschienen in Energy policy
Verlag Elsevier
Band 109
Seiten 428-440
Schlagwörter Residential PV System, Residential Storage System, Economic Analysis
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
Web of Science
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