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Solar Self-Consumption Under Different Regulatory Regimes: System-Friendliness and Economic Feasibility

Ziade, Ahmad (2017) Solar Self-Consumption Under Different Regulatory Regimes: System-Friendliness and Economic Feasibility. Master's, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

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Abstract

The decreasing costs of solar photovoltaic systems and storage along with the decline of feed in tariffs and increase in electricity retail prices has increased the appeal of solar self-consumption. Consumers now not only consume electricity but also store and feed into the grid. This development changes the nature of the relationship between consumers and the utilities. Under the current market structure, it risks exacerbate the issue of utility death spiral due to the volumetric nature of pricing. Furthermore, exposing consumers to only fixed electricity prices, incentivises them to operate their storage systems in a non-ideal fashion from a system point of view, thus further incurring costs on the system, along with creating economic inefficiencies in the system. In this thesis, the prospect of solar self consumption is investigated under various regulatory regimes and tariff structures in Germany in order to investigate the potential impact these regimes might have on the self consumption profitability and on system friendliness.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118045/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Solar Self-Consumption Under Different Regulatory Regimes: System-Friendliness and Economic Feasibility
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ziade, Ahmadahmad.ziade (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 December 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:97
Status:Published
Keywords:Photovoltaics, Self-Consumption, System Friendliness, Battery Storage
Institution:Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
Deposited By: Klein, Martin
Deposited On:15 Jan 2018 12:06
Last Modified:15 Jan 2018 12:06

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