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Leaving the grid: An ambition or a real choice?

Rajab Khalilpour and Anthony Vassallo

Energy Policy, 2015, vol. 82, issue C, 207-221

Abstract: The recent rapid decline in PV prices has brought grid parity, or near grid parity for PV in many countries. This, together with an expectation of a similar reduction for battery prices has prompted a new wave of social and academic discussions about the possibility of installing PV–battery systems and “leaving the grid” or “living off-grid”. This, if uncontrolled, has been termed the “death spiral” for utility companies.

Keywords: Leaving the grid; Living off-grid; Grid defection; Death spiral; Solar photovoltaic; Battery energy storage; Distributed generation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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