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Patterns of Sectoral Diffusion of Solar Photovoltaics: A Comparative Analysis in UK
A.-M. Bunea, P.A. Manfredi, P. Della Posta
PV Economics, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: PV-Related Policies, Strategies and Societal Issues
Event: 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.2.25
ISBN: 3-936338-50-7
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Public incentives can play a key role to help solar photovoltaic panels (SPP) competing successfully against ┬źdirty ┬╗ alternatives. We use a diffusion model approach to study the UK government efforts in sustaining the market in terms of persistence and intensity of adoption shocks, highlighting the differences between two communication channels, i.e. the spontaneous communication among individuals and the publicly available information supplied by the media. We present the case study of the UK as a detailed analysis of a national SPP market with detailed adoption data on installations, and not only on total installed capacity, while distinguishing between the types of adopters namely households (low-scale systems), commercial and enterprises (medium-scale systems), and public utilities (very large scale).