Potential impact of partial retail price feed-in-tariffs on a solar rebound effect in Germany


Term Paper, 2020

16 Pages, Grade: 1,3


Abstract or Introduction

In order to contribute to an understanding of the impact of the so called ‘solar-rebound effect’ (SRE) as described by Oliver et al. (2019), it is the goal of this paper to formulate a hypothesis regarding the potential impact of partial electricity retail price (ERP) feed-in-tariffs (FiT) on this effect in Germany, drawing on the theoretical model developed by Oliver alii (2019) and on empirical insights regarding the SRE, observed in Phoenix (Arizona) by Qiu alii (2019) and in Sydney by Deng & Newton (2017).

Therefore, the research question that I would like to answer in the following argumentation, is: Has the policy measure of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) feed-in tariff scheme an impact on the solar-rebound effect in Germany, and does the mechanism mitigate or intensify the SRE compared to solar rebound effects observed in Arizona by Qiu et al. (2019) and in Australia by Deng & Newton (2017)?

In Germany, there are a variety of different legal mechanisms applied to support the installation and usage of renewable energy. The most important one being the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) which is widely acknowledged and adopted as a model by other countries. The regulation led to an increase of the portion of renewable energy on total gross electricity consumption in Germany from 2009 to 2019. In 2019 renewables had a share of 43% on gross electricity consumption, of which 8.2% were generated by solar systems. Approximately 1/3 of the total amount of photovoltaic (PV) power production capacity in Germany is owned by private households, which are acting as prosumers. These numbers underscore the importance to understand effects on residential photovoltaic system usage to implement effective policies in line with climate objectives.

Details

Title
Potential impact of partial retail price feed-in-tariffs on a solar rebound effect in Germany
College
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2020
Pages
16
Catalog Number
V1307993
ISBN (eBook)
9783346782366
ISBN (Book)
9783346782373
Language
English
Keywords
Photovoltaic, Rebound Effect, Solar, Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariffs, Net meter, Green Deal
Quote paper
Jonte Buchholz (Author), 2020, Potential impact of partial retail price feed-in-tariffs on a solar rebound effect in Germany, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1307993

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