EVALUATING THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE BREAK-EVEN COST OF ON-SITE PV GENERATION AT INDUSTRIAL UNITS

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    Abstract

    This paper studies the way in which the regulatory framework and market rules affect the feasibility ofon-site PV generation for large industrial units. In most European markets net metering and feed-in tariffs for selfconsumed electricity are not possible or are being phased out, providing an incentive to the industry for becomingmore flexible in the way electricity is consumed in order to maximise the percentage of the variable electricitygenerated on-site that is self-consumed. The electricity cost for the industry is the benchmark for PV or any other onsitegeneration technology and in general on-site solar energy is competitive with that. However, as the regulationdevelops further, the exemptions of paying the regulated charges for the electricity that is self-consumed are phasedout. Also the cost of flexibility required to self-consume all variable on-site generation has to be added to the LCOEof solar electricity, moving it further away from the competitiveness benchmark. Still, as the LCOE of solarelectricity reduces continuously mostly due to the reduction of PV system costs, it becomes competitive for more andmore users in more and more target markets.
    Lingua originaleEnglish
    Pagine2870-2875
    Numero di pagine6
    Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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