Grid Parity and Carbon Footprint

An Analysis for Residential Solar Energy in the Mediterranean Area

  • Ángel Arcos-Vargas
  • Laureleen Riviere

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 5-14
  4. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 15-50
  5. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 51-61
  6. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 63-66
  7. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 67-79
  8. Ángel Arcos-Vargas, Laureleen Riviere
    Pages 81-84

About this book


This book analyses the economic and environmental aspects of installing photovoltaic facilities for residential electricity users and determines whether the installation of photovoltaic units “behind the meter” makes sense, and if so, the best economic size to install. It explores the use of photovoltaic capacity to meet electricity requirements by generating enough for immediate use without feeding surplus electricity into the grid and without using storage. The authors illustrate this approach by examining various power photovoltaic capacities in locations such as Marseille, Madrid and Seville, which use hourly demand data provided by smart meters. They also show the possibility of developing energy self-consumption compatible with the operation of the network, making use of information from smart meters.

Discussing how photovoltaic facilities are profitable from both an economic and an environmental point of view, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and private investors. It is also of interest to practitioners and academics, as the results presented are of importance for the near future.


Renewable Energy Energy Self-consumption Electricity Market Industrial Policy COP-21 Smart Meters Solar PV Grid Parity Solar-generated Electricity Reidential Photovoltaics PV in the Mediterranean

Authors and affiliations

  • Ángel Arcos-Vargas
    • 1
  • Laureleen Riviere
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SevilleSevillaSpain
  2. 2.University of SevilleSevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-06063-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-06064-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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