ew 20(25): e8

Research Article

Assessing E3 impacts of RES integration using residential consumer’s willingness to invest in PV systems

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.7-1-2020.162403,
        author={Joana S. L. da Figueira and Dulce H.C. Coelho and Fernando J.P. Lopes},
        title={Assessing E3 impacts of RES integration using residential consumer’s willingness to invest in PV systems},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        volume={7},
        number={25},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={Economy-Energy-Environment (E3) impacts, photovoltaic systems, renewable energy systems, residential sector, willingness to invest},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-1-2020.162403}
    }
    
  • Joana S. L. da Figueira
    Dulce H.C. Coelho
    Fernando J.P. Lopes
    Year: 2020
    Assessing E3 impacts of RES integration using residential consumer’s willingness to invest in PV systems
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-1-2020.162403
Joana S. L. da Figueira1, Dulce H.C. Coelho1,2, Fernando J.P. Lopes1,3,*
  • 1: Coimbra Polytechnic - ISEC, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2: INESC-Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 3: Instituto de Telecomunicações - Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
*Contact email: flopes@isec.pt

Abstract

This paper presents an assessment of the Economic, Energy and Environmental (E3) impacts of different scenarios related to the penetration of renewable energy systems in an urban context. For this purpose, Coimbra, a medium sized Portuguese city, has been chosen as decision-making set. The results of a survey aiming at analysing and evaluating the perceptions and willingness to invest in residential photovoltaic systems, along with a technical and economic evaluation of different photovoltaic systems focusing on the installed power, together with the data characterizing the housing stock of the city, have been used for the definition and analysis of three scenarios. The obtained results, pointing to a relatively small contribution from the photovoltaic component to the overall city residential electricity consumption, may be considered by electricity operators and can help policy-makers to define stronger measures to support the installation of residential renewable energy systems.