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Germany's Wind and Solar Deployment 1991 - 2015

Jakob Peter (), Christina Elberg, Marc Oliver Bettzüge and Felix Höffler
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Christina Elberg: Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI)
Marc Oliver Bettzüge: Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI)
Felix Höffler: Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI)

No 2015-8, EWI Working Papers from Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI)

Abstract: In this case study, Germany´s wind and solar deployment from 1991 to 2015 is analyzed with wind and solar representing a major pillar in Germany´s energy transition. Germany´s NREAP capacity goals for wind and solar power have been outreached, amongst others due to the (at times) generous and investor-risk minimizing feed-in tariff system (EEG) as well as supportive grid connection conditions for renewable energy generators. For a successful integration of further amounts of wind and solar energy, system flexibility, amongst others via a stronger integration of the European electricity market, is key. Also, market design adjustments will become necessary, for which the two in this research cooperation with Stanford University analyzed electricity markets in California and Texas can represent best-practice examples with regard to short-term gate closure times and regionalized electricity pricing.

Keywords: Comparative Analysis; Decarbonization; RES Deployment; Energy Sector Regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L94 N70 Q42 Q48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
Date: 2015-12-16
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