Chapter 9

Photovoltaics and Storage Plants

Efficient Capacities in a System View

B. Böcker; B. Steffen; C. Weber    Chair for Management Sciences and Energy Economics, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, GermanyFunded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under Grant 03ESP415.


In the medium to long term, many countries aim at low-carbon electricity systems, relying mainly on photovoltaics and wind farms for power generation. To assess the efficient capacity of storage plants complementing these intermittent power sources, an optimization at the system level is required. This chapter proposes a numerical optimization model to this end. Taking the emission-reduction targets of Germany as an example, the efficient generation ...

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