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Use of experience curves to analyse the prospects for diffusion and adoption of renewable energy technology

Author:
  • Lena Neij
Publishing year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 1099-1107
Publication/Series: Energy Policy
Volume: 25
Issue: 13
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Experience curves are used to analyse the prospects for diffusion and adoption of renewable energy technologies, with special emphasis on wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) modules. The analysis shows that the possibility of cost reductions of renewable energy technologies is greater than for conventional energy technologies. However, large investments are necessary to make wind turbines and PV modules economically competitive with conventional power plants. The results indicate that the prospects for diffusion and adoption of wind turbines and PV modules will increase if policy instruments are used to bring about diffusion.

Keywords

  • Energy Systems
  • Experience curves
  • PV modules
  • Wind turbines

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Published
  • ISSN: 1873-6777
Lena Neij
E-mail: lena [dot] neij [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se


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