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The promotion of domestic grid-connected photovoltaic electricity production through social learning

Chapter


Abstract


  • [extract] Use of grid-connected photovoltaics (GCPV), which involve the installation

    of photovoltaic panels (PV) on a roof or external wall and generating

    electricity for use and/or export to the grid, has been in its infancy in Australia.

    GCPV is arenewable source of power without environmental cost in

    producing electricity once installed or the need for land to be used and has

    minimal transmission or distribution cost [1 ], while having up front panel,

    inve1ter and instillation costs. Much of Australia has an ideal climate for generating solar energy with these technologies, as well as wind energy,

    and policy support by Governments in Australia for use of renewable energy

    has emerged over the last 5 to 10 years in large part in response to

    international targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Production of electricity

    in Australia has historically been predominantly from burning coal,

    and Australia retains a very high per capita emission of greenhouse gases.

    Government policy to increase use of renewable solar energy generation

    has been enacted with economic instmments such as rebates and gross

    feed in tariffs by Federal and State levels of government (electricity grids

    between states are not fully interconnected nationally). However, there has

    been meagre research on public familiarity and attitudes towards GCPV

    and the associated subsidies and feed in tariffs.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hampton, G. & Eckermann, S. (2014). The promotion of domestic grid-connected photovoltaic electricity production through social learning. In M. Adaramola (Eds.), Solar Energy: Application, Economics, and Public Perception (pp. 357-382). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/688

Book Title


  • Solar Energy: Application, Economics, and Public Perception

Start Page


  • 357

End Page


  • 382

Abstract


  • [extract] Use of grid-connected photovoltaics (GCPV), which involve the installation

    of photovoltaic panels (PV) on a roof or external wall and generating

    electricity for use and/or export to the grid, has been in its infancy in Australia.

    GCPV is arenewable source of power without environmental cost in

    producing electricity once installed or the need for land to be used and has

    minimal transmission or distribution cost [1 ], while having up front panel,

    inve1ter and instillation costs. Much of Australia has an ideal climate for generating solar energy with these technologies, as well as wind energy,

    and policy support by Governments in Australia for use of renewable energy

    has emerged over the last 5 to 10 years in large part in response to

    international targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Production of electricity

    in Australia has historically been predominantly from burning coal,

    and Australia retains a very high per capita emission of greenhouse gases.

    Government policy to increase use of renewable solar energy generation

    has been enacted with economic instmments such as rebates and gross

    feed in tariffs by Federal and State levels of government (electricity grids

    between states are not fully interconnected nationally). However, there has

    been meagre research on public familiarity and attitudes towards GCPV

    and the associated subsidies and feed in tariffs.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hampton, G. & Eckermann, S. (2014). The promotion of domestic grid-connected photovoltaic electricity production through social learning. In M. Adaramola (Eds.), Solar Energy: Application, Economics, and Public Perception (pp. 357-382). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/688

Book Title


  • Solar Energy: Application, Economics, and Public Perception

Start Page


  • 357

End Page


  • 382