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Innovative Service and Business Model for Photovoltaic Power Plants on Multiple Dwellings in Austria for Self-Consumption
S. Woess-Gallasch, W. Aichinger, M. Auer, G. Korpitsch, H. Rest-Hinterseer, D. Steiner
Economic Analysis, PV System, Business Model, Prosumer
PV Economics, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: PV Economics and Markets
Event: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.4.5
2955 - 2957
ISBN: 3-936338-41-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-7DV.4.5
0,00 EUR
Document(s): paper, poster


In Austria multiple dwellings have hardly been used for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. The aim of the project PV4residents (call “Stadt der Zukunft” of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, project no. 850126) is to enable a higher application of them on such buildings by addressing a prosumer approach. The produced electricity will be consumed to a large share by the residents and not fully fed into the grid, unburdening the grids and bringing possible economic benefits to the residents. This requires a new business model. The legal form of a cooperative society – already applied in Germany - will be examined also for Austria with a different legal framework. Home building companies in Graz and Salzburg, residents of two multiple dwellings, an electricity provider, and other stakeholders participate in the project. Technical options, as well as legal, administrative and user related barriers will be investigated and an economic assessment will be carried out. On the basis of this information the service and business model is currently under development. The project started in November 2015 and will be finalized by the end of this year.