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Grid Parity and Carbon Footprint

An Analysis for Residential Solar Energy in the Mediterranean Area

Authors: Arcos-Vargas, Angel, Riviere, Laureleen

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  • Describes installing photovoltaic (PV) capacity into residential buildings
  • Analyzes results from several European cities
  • Demonstrates the economic and environmental benefits
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This book analyses the economic and environmental aspects of installing photovoltaic facilities for residential electricity users and determines whether the installation of photovoltaic units “behind the meter” makes sense, and if so, the best economic size to install. It explores the use of photovoltaic capacity to meet electricity requirements by generating enough for immediate use without feeding surplus electricity into the grid and without using storage. The authors illustrate this approach by examining various power photovoltaic capacities in locations such as Marseille, Madrid and Seville, which use hourly demand data provided by smart meters. They also show the possibility of developing energy self-consumption compatible with the operation of the network, making use of information from smart meters.

Discussing how photovoltaic facilities are profitable from both an economic and an environmental point of view, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and private investors. It is also of interest to practitioners and academics, as the results presented are of importance for the near future.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06064-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06063-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grid Parity and Carbon Footprint
Book Subtitle
An Analysis for Residential Solar Energy in the Mediterranean Area
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Energy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06064-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06064-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06063-3
Series ISSN
2191-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 84
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