The falling prices of solar panels and storage batteries have made self-supply solutions an attractive proposition. Yet the potential of self-sufficiency in detached and semi-detached houses, the agricultural sector and the food retail sector is limited.
According to Prognos and Agora Energiewende by 2035 it could replace a maximum of 24 TWh of today's electricity consumption. This is equivalent to around 5 % of the present net power consumption. Prognos and Agora Energiewende offer sound figures that give a realistic image of the development of self-sufficiency business models. They provide incentives, particularly in terms of policy, where currently there is no stable regulatory framework in place.
Autor: Marcus Koepp, Leonard Krampe, Marco Wünsch
Kunde: Agora Energiewende
Tags: energy efficiency, energy conservation, photovoltaics, electricity generation, power supply