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Evolution of photovoltaic business models: overcoming the main barriers of distributed energy deployment

Horváth, Dóra and Szabó, Zsolt Roland (2018) Evolution of photovoltaic business models: overcoming the main barriers of distributed energy deployment. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 90 . pp. 623-635. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.101

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.101


Abstract

The use of renewable energy resources is rapidly growing around the world. However, several barriers may hinder the diffusion of distributed energy solutions. This paper aims to identify the main inhibiting factors using a literature review methodology. To overcome these barriers and adapt to changing environmental conditions, companies operating in the distributed energy market need to develop innovative business model solutions. We therefore investigated the evolution of photovoltaic business models using the Business Model Canvas to determine how the obstacles to distributed energy deployment can be addressed. Finally, we applied the Lean Canvas to show the main differences between the models analysed and describe the benefits of the community-shared model compared with the alternatives, host-owned and third-party-owned solutions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Business Model Canvas, business model innovation, Lean Canvas, renewable energy, solar utility
Subjects:Energy economy
Funders:Pallas Athene Domus Scientiae Foundation
Projects:PADS 90/2017.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.101
ID Code:3774
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:19 Nov 2018 11:26
Last Modified:12 Mar 2019 08:43

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