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Determinants and implications of the diffusion of solar photovoltaic systems

Author Martin PÉCLAT
Director of thesis Prof. Dr. Milad Zarin
Co-director of thesis Prof. Dr. Andrea Baranzini
Summary of thesis

The aim of my PhD thesis is to empirically analyze the spatial patterns of the diffusion of solar photovoltaic technology in Switzerland, with a particular focus on the existence, and the drivers of social contagion. Using discrete choice experiments, I will also investigate the determinants of photovoltaic (PV) systems adoption and how potential adopters respond to different policy measures. Finally, my thesis contributes to assessing the flexibility potential in the electricity demand as a solution to the rapid propagation of solar energy plants.

Status middle
Administrative delay for the defence 2019