The Future Prospects of PV and CSP Solar Technologies

10 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012

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Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Michela Catenacci

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Giulia Fiorese

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; Polytechnic University of Milan - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione

Elena Verdolini

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Date Written: January 31, 2012

Abstract

The present article briefly discusses the results of an expert elicitation survey on solar technologies carried out within the ICARUS project on innovation in carbon-free energy technologies. Sixteen leading European experts from the academic world, the private sector and international institutions took part in this survey on Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies. The elicitation process collected probabilistic information on (1) how Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) investments will impact the future costs of solar technologies and (2) the potential for solar technology deployment and diffusion both in OECD and non-OECD countries. Understanding the technological progress and the potential of solar PV and CPS technologies is crucial to draft appropriate energy policies. The results presented in this paper are thus relevant for the policy making process and can be used as better input data in integrated assessment and energy models.

Keywords: expert elicitation, research, development and demonstration, solar technologies

JEL Classification: Q42, Q55

Suggested Citation

Bosetti, Valentina and Catenacci, Michela and Fiorese, Giulia and Verdolini, Elena, The Future Prospects of PV and CSP Solar Technologies (January 31, 2012). FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), January 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030229

Valentina Bosetti (Contact Author)

Bocconi University

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CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

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Michela Catenacci

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Giulia Fiorese

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Polytechnic University of Milan - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione ( email )

Via Ponzio 34/5
Milano, 20133
Italy

Elena Verdolini

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

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