What is it about?
Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is a highly competitive technology supporting the transition towards a low-carbon energy system. However, what does their wide diffusion imply? This paper identifies a heterogeneous landscape of Research Priorities and Research Needs focused around the issues of renewable energy sources’ variability, the impacts of curtailment, material (re-)use and module efficiency, synergies with the cooling/heating sector, quality criteria and standardisation, as well as new support schemes and business models which are important factors for the succesful wide uptake of solar PV.
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Why is it important?
The findings of this researh work can be taken up by academic institutions or technology associations to shape further directions for research. A list of implications to guide potential end-users involved in the field of policy and practice is also provided.
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This page is a summary of: Identifying Research Priorities for the further development and deployment of Solar Photovoltaics, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, July 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2018.1495207.
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