Electricity Produced from Photovoltaic Systems in Apartment Buildings and Self-Consumption: Comparison of the Situation in Various IEA PVPS Countries

Barry Mather, Arnulf Jager-Waldau, Giovanna Adinolfi, Alexandra Batlle, Martin Braun, Christof Bucher, Alice Detollenaere, Kenn Frederikseng, Giorgio Graditi, Ricardo Lemus, Johan Lindahl, Gerd Heilscher, Markus Kraiczy, Gaetan Masson, Christoph Mayr, Diana Monetal, Daniel Mugnier, John Nikoletatos, Gregory Neubourg, Glenn PlattMike Roberts

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems have increased from a niche market to one of the leading power generation capacity additions annually. In 2018 the total installed photovoltaic electricity generation capacity exceeded 500 GW. Another doubling is forecasted until the early 2020s. Therefore, the further development is coupled with the question at what prices solar photovoltaic electricity can be provided and delivered to the customers. The installation of PV systems for self-consumption is already now an interesting option for many people but in general limited to those who have access to a rooftop they own or can use. A new envelopment to enable residents of multi apartment buildings to commonly use electricity generated by a PV system (collective self-consumption) is a relatively new development and is still facing a lot of administrative and regulatory challenges.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages1701-1710
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/06/1921/06/19

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-76312

Keywords

  • building integrated photovoltaics
  • power generation economics
  • power grids
  • pricing
  • solar power stations

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