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Spatio-Temporal Variation in Peer Effects - The Case of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in Germany

Rode, Johannes ; Müller, Sven :
Spatio-Temporal Variation in Peer Effects - The Case of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in Germany.
[Online-Edition: http://www-sre.wu.ac.at/ersa/ersaconfs/ersa16/Paper579_Johan...]
In: European Regional Science Association Conference Paper
[Report], (2016)

Offizielle URL: http://www-sre.wu.ac.at/ersa/ersaconfs/ersa16/Paper579_Johan...

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

We study spatio-temporal variation of peer effects in rooftop photovoltaic adoption of households. Our investigation employs geocoded data on all potential adopters and on all grid-connected photovoltaic systems set up in Germany through 2010. The detailed locational data allows us to construct an individual measure of peer effects for each potential adopter across Germany. Using a discrete choice model with panel data, we find evidence that the impact of peers on adoption decisions is non-linearly decreasing in distance to a location. The pattern is most pronounced for distances up to 200 meters. We also find that peer effects in photovoltaics adoption decrease over time and that German solar system adopters are of high socio-economic status.

Typ des Eintrags: Report
Erschienen: 2016
Autor(en): Rode, Johannes ; Müller, Sven
Titel: Spatio-Temporal Variation in Peer Effects - The Case of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in Germany
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

We study spatio-temporal variation of peer effects in rooftop photovoltaic adoption of households. Our investigation employs geocoded data on all potential adopters and on all grid-connected photovoltaic systems set up in Germany through 2010. The detailed locational data allows us to construct an individual measure of peer effects for each potential adopter across Germany. Using a discrete choice model with panel data, we find evidence that the impact of peers on adoption decisions is non-linearly decreasing in distance to a location. The pattern is most pronounced for distances up to 200 meters. We also find that peer effects in photovoltaics adoption decrease over time and that German solar system adopters are of high socio-economic status.

Titel der Zeitschrift, Zeitung oder Schriftenreihe: European Regional Science Association Conference Paper
Edition: 2016
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): 01 Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Fachgebiet Internationale Wirtschaft
Hinterlegungsdatum: 02 Jan 2017 14:21
Offizielle URL: http://www-sre.wu.ac.at/ersa/ersaconfs/ersa16/Paper579_Johan...
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