Positive power market value for grid-connected roof-top solar power in Sweden
2010 (English)In: World Renewable Energy Congress XI25-30 September 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
Grid-connected PV-systems receive extensive investment subsidies in Sweden. Due to lack of net debiting or other production credits, it is still not feasible to invest in PV-system, resulting in long economic payback time. This study shows the positive value of the periodic intermittency of solar power, based on daily production and electricity market price profiles. A rooftop PV-system was modelled with PVSYST-software and evaluated hourly, monthly and annually using historical prices 1996–2009 in the Swedish, Spanish and German electricity markets. The daily profile value is always positive for solar power, due to daytime production when electricity prices are higher, while the monthly profile value is usually negative. The total market value of solar power in all three countries is higher than for constant production of the same energy amount. The results show that annual net debiting would facilitate zero energy buildings and still be beneficial for the Power Company.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PV, Solar Power, Electricity market, Modelling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62615OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62615DiVA: diva2:373599