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Residential PV Prosumers: Analysis of the Reality in Chile
J.C. Osorio-Aravena, E. Muñoz
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.2.6
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
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Document(s): poster


The photovoltaic (PV) technology has the potential to make the current energy system more distributed and with socio-economic and environmental benefices at the local level. According to Breyer et al., in a scenario based on 100% renewable energy for the power sector, the 21% of the global electricity generation will come from PV prosumers by 2050, i.e. owners of small distributed solar systems that can market directly with the surplus energy they have produced and has not been consumed in the moment. However, this contribution will be very different for each nation and may even vary significantly within the same country due to multiple factors that are dependent on every territory and which affects directly in the market of PV prosumers. In the case of Chile, although it has the highest irradiation levels around the world, which reach values of 7 kWh/(m2d), it also has areas with only 3 kWh/(m2d). In addition, both investment costs of the decentralized gridconnected PV systems as well as the consumption levels of residential customers differ in each region of the country, but also vary the electricity price, even on the same region. These are some of the barriers that make the contribution of renewable energies differ among regions in Chile.