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Barriers, driving forces and non-energy benefits for battery storage in photovoltaic (PV) systems in modern agriculture
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Energy Systems and Building Technology. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0336-6537
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Energy Systems and Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4823-9905
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.

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2019. Vol. 12, no 18, article id 3568
Keywords [en]
barriers, drivers, photovoltaics (PV), agriculture, energy efficiency, battery storage, renewable energy
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30765DOI: 10.3390/en12183568ISI: 000489101200164Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85072509921OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30765DiVA, id: diva2:1359670
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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

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