The Economics and Policy of Solar Photovoltaic Generation

  • Pere Mir-Artigues
  • Pablo del Río

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 7-36
  4. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 37-69
  5. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 71-159
  6. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 161-197
  7. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 199-241
  8. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 243-271
  9. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 273-342
  10. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río
    Pages 343-346

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date, rigorous analysis of the state of the art of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation. It focuses on the economic analysis of solar PV generation technologies as well as the policies that have been devised and implemented around the globe to support it. It provides the main theoretical tools for understanding the cost of these technologies, and discusses them from both a historical and comparative perspective with respect to other competing technologies (both conventional and renewable). In addition, it presents the conceptual rationale to maximize reader insights into whether and how public support for these technologies is justified as well as the consequences for the economy of different promotion measures. Integrating concepts from different economics disciplines (environmental economics, innovation economics, industrial economics and public economics) into a coherent basis for the analysis of the costs and policies for solar PV electricity, it provides an update to the literature to reflect recent advances in and deployments of solar electricity and the drastic reduction in associated costs.


Green energy policies Photovoltaic technologies Renewable energy Solar Energy Solar Energy Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Pere Mir-Artigues
    • 1
  • Pablo del Río
    • 2
  1. 1.Energy Sustainability Research GroupUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.(CSIC)National Research Council of SpainMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29651-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29653-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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