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System Contribution of Residential Photovoltaic (PV) Self-Consumption
H.J.J. Yu
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.2.13
1988 - 1993
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20192019-7DV.2.13
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Document(s): paper, poster


France aims to boost the share of solar power generation in its electricity mix by 2030. When PV selfconsumption systems become economically competitive, end-users will be willing to switch to PV self-consumption instead of using power from the grid. However, high penetration of distributed solar PV provokes a significant impact on the stability of electricity. The major systemic issues concern seasonal back-up power system associated with variable PV integration. Policymakers thus need to work on systemic solutions (e.g. load management, peak shaving) to support the large-scale integration of variable solar power. In this regards, this study aims to propose an innovative load management model based on the strategic secondary application of residential batteries already installed for PV self-consumption. We performed a prospective economic analysis to identify potential system contribution of French residential PV-battery systems in 2030. The aim is to reduce systemic impact of distributed solar PV system integration strategically thanks to collective use of distributed residential batteries for load management when they are not in use in winter. A sensitivity analysis has been conducted based on different projections of residential PV self-consumption in 2030 (RTE, Enedis). Our study then concludes with key messages and policy recommendations.