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Lane, Anna-Lena
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Lane, A.-L., Boork, M. & Thollander, P. (2019). Barriers, driving forces and non-energy benefits for battery storage in photovoltaic (PV) systems in modern agriculture. Energies, 12(18), Article ID 3568.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barriers, driving forces and non-energy benefits for battery storage in photovoltaic (PV) systems in modern agriculture
2019 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 12, no 18, article id 3568Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Battery storage has been highlighted as one way to increase the share of renewables in energy systems. The use of local battery storage is also beneficial when reducing power variations in the grid, thereby contributing to more robust and cost-effective energy systems. The purpose of this paper is to investigate barriers, drivers and non-energy benefits (NEB) for investments in battery storage in photovoltaic systems (PV) in the context of farmers with PV systems in Sweden. The study is based on a questionnaire about barriers, driving forces and NEB for investment in battery storage connected to PV. The questionnaire was sent to farmers in Sweden who already have photovoltaics installed and about 100 persons answered, a response rate of 59%. The major barriers found are related to the technical and economic risks of investing in battery storage. One of the main conclusions is that the highest-ranked driver, i.e., to use a larger part of the produced electricity oneself, turns out to be the highest priority for the grid-owner seeking to reduce the need for extensive investments in the grid. The primary NEBs found were the possibility of becoming independent from grid electricity.

Keywords
barriers, drivers, photovoltaics (PV), agriculture, energy efficiency, battery storage, renewable energy
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30765 (URN)10.3390/en12183568 (DOI)000489101200164 ()2-s2.0-85072509921 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 44359-1
Note

Funding: This paper was carried out as a part of the research project Solbruket—Battery Storage for Increased Solar Electricity Production in Modern Agriculture, project number 44359-1. The research project was financed by the Swedish Energy Agency. This work has been carried out under the auspices of the industrial post-graduate school Reesbe+, which is financed by the Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen).

Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
Lane, A.-L., Cehlin, M. & Gustavsson, T. (2017). ByggaE – Method for Quality Assurance of Energy Efficient Buildings. International Journal of Energy Production and Management, 2(2), 133-139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ByggaE – Method for Quality Assurance of Energy Efficient Buildings
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Energy Production and Management, ISSN 2056-3272, E-ISSN 2056-3280, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 133-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Policies for energy efficiency requirements in buildings have become more stringent according to EU2020 goals. Despite policy regulations, requirements for energy efficiency are not met in many new buildings. Some of the reasons for this energy performance gap are related to the building process. The aim with this paper is to describe a purposed method for quality assurance of sustainable buildings according to energy efficiency. The proposed method is called ByggaE, where ‘Bygga’ is the Swedish word for ‘build’ and E is the first letter in ‘energy efficient’. It is a tool intended to lower the energy performance gap related to the building process by guiding the client and providers through the process to fulfill goals. The essence of ByggaE is the formulation of requirements by the client and the working process of identifying, handling and following up critical constructions and key issues. This working process involves all participants in the building project by using appropriate quality guidelines and checklists for documentation, communication and verification. ByggaE is a step forward ensuring that the building fulfills the defined functions and that conscious decisions are taken when goals have to be changed during the building project. The next steps are to ensure the usefulness of the method in practice by more testing and to spread knowledge about the method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WIT Press, 2017
Keywords
energy efficient buildings, quality assurance, building process, energy performance gap
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25477 (URN)10.2495/EQ-V2-N2-133-139 (DOI)2-s2.0-85070276486 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
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