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Economic overview of the use and production of photovoltaic solar energy in brazil

Agmar Ferreira, Sheila S. Kunh, Kátia C. Fagnani, Tiago A. De Souza, Camila Tonezer, Geocris Rodrigues Dos Santos and Carlos H. Coimbra-Araújo

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, vol. 81, issue P1, 181-191

Abstract: The technology of photovoltaic power generation has been increasingly regarded in many countries as an alternative to reduce the environmental impacts associated with climate changes and dependence on fossil fuels. Countries such as Germany and other European countries have been developed specific regulatory mechanisms to encourage its use either by government programs or by financial and/or tax incentives. In Brazil, despite the large existing solar potential, the encouragement to technology is still incipient. This paper aims to demonstrate the key aspects of the evolution of regulatory incentives to use photovoltaic solar energy in Brazil and present the technologies and characteristics of photovoltaic power generation.

Keywords: Photovoltaic energy; Cost; Renewable energy; Complementary energy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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