Identifying barriers and opportunities in the deployment of the residential photovoltaic prosumer segment in Chile

Juan Carlos Osorio-Aravena, Juan de la Casa, Jan Amaru Töfflinger, Emilio Muñoz-Cerón

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Photovoltaic (PV) prosumers can play a significant role in the transition toward sustainable cities. However, the implementation of more effective policies which accelerate the deployment of this market is needed. In this study, after an overview of the residential PV prosumer (RPVP) market's status in Chile, critical parameters that can speed-up the deployment of this segment through policy decisions were identified. Considering the local conditions of each regional capital in Chile, the segment is analyzed with widely-used econometric techniques to evaluate the residential PV systems feasibility empirically. The results show that the Chilean regulatory framework is insufficient for exploiting the potential of the RPVP. Without effective policy instruments, high investment costs and low income per household are the main barriers in the deployment of the segment in this country. Therefore, suitable promotion energy policies, regulatory changes, and financing options can accelerate the deployment without majorly impacting on the national budget. This would let citizens help accelerate decarbonization through a more decentralized and democratic energy transition, gaining socio-economic and socio-environmental benefits, based on solar PV technology.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo102824
PublicaciónSustainable Cities and Society
Volumen69
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2021

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