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Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production by Tapas K. Mallick, David Benson, Senthilarasu Sundaram

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Chapter 4

The Sustainability of Solar PV Governance

A Comparative International Perspective

Abstract

The solar photovoltaics (PV) industry has expanded rapidly on a global scale in the last decade, but differing governance approaches have emerged in national contexts supporting its development and countering environmental impacts. By adopting a policy instruments perspective, this chapter compares solar PV governance in five leading states, namely the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, and China. Comparison shows that all of these states provide strong centralized policy support for industrial development, with a variety of regulatory and market-based instruments introduced to stimulate the production, installation, and operation ...

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