Feed-in tariffs and other support mechanisms for solar PV promotion

Jacobs, D and Sovacool, B K (2012) Feed-in tariffs and other support mechanisms for solar PV promotion. In: Comprehensive Renewable Energy. Elsevier Science, pp. 73-109. ISBN 9780080878720

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Abstract

This chapter discusses support mechanisms for solar photovoltaic (PV) promotion. It argues that at a very early stage of market development, research and development (R&D) spending might create a market for demonstration projects (see Section 1.06.3). In order to stimulate further market growth, additional tax and investment incentives and support mechanisms such as net metering can create a niche market for solar PV (see Section 1.06.4). To establish large-scale gigawatt markets, the only proven support mechanism by now is feed-in tariffs (FITs; see Section 1.06.5). Best practice design of effective and efficient FITs will be presented in detail. The chapter closes with an outlook of future support frameworks for solar PV promotion.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 14:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58293
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