Innovative business models for a large-scale diffusion of solar PV
The transition to a sustainable energy system requires a large-scale diffusion of renewable electricity technology. Studies have shown that new types of business models, such as third-part ownership, can contribute to new investments in solar PV. Yet, these models are currently only used to a small extent in Sweden. According to the literature, this may be due to context-specific conditions, which complicate their use. The goal of this project is to understand how innovative business models can contribute to a large-scale diffusion of solar PV. Through qualitative methods, the project aims at identifying the models used abroad, the context-specific conditions that explain their diffusion, and the conditions that are needed for a broader use of the models in Sweden. The project therefore contributes to a scientific basis for shaping and the translation of business models and policy instruments aimed at technology diffusion and renewable electricity production.
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- Swedish Energy Agency (Public, Sweden)