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The adoption of photovoltaic systems in Wiesbaden, Germany

Müller, Sven and Rode, Johannes (2013):
The adoption of photovoltaic systems in Wiesbaden, Germany.
In: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, pp. 519-535, 22, (5), [Online-Edition: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10438599.2013.80...],
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate factors that determine the adoption of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Our case study of the city of Wiesbaden, Germany, is based on a geocoded data set of the grid-connected PV systems set up through 2009. We aim to determine whether the decision to install can be explained by peer effects measured by preexisting installations in the vicinity, i.e. the installed base which is determined for each decision-maker individually. We employ a binary panel logit model and control for spatial variations in buying power and population density. Our analysis reveals a significantly positive influence of previously installed systems located nearby on the decision to install a PV system.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Müller, Sven and Rode, Johannes
Title: The adoption of photovoltaic systems in Wiesbaden, Germany
Language: English
Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to investigate factors that determine the adoption of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Our case study of the city of Wiesbaden, Germany, is based on a geocoded data set of the grid-connected PV systems set up through 2009. We aim to determine whether the decision to install can be explained by peer effects measured by preexisting installations in the vicinity, i.e. the installed base which is determined for each decision-maker individually. We employ a binary panel logit model and control for spatial variations in buying power and population density. Our analysis reveals a significantly positive influence of previously installed systems located nearby on the decision to install a PV system.

Journal or Publication Title: Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Volume: 22
Number: 5
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > International Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Department of Law and Economics
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 12:18
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10438599.2013.80...
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