Dissemination of PV-Battery Systems in the German Residential Sector Up to 2050: Technological Diffusion from Multidisciplinary Perspectives

19 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2021

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Stefan Vögele

Forschungszentrum Jülich - Institute of Energy and Climate Research Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

Witold R. Poganietz

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis

Max Kleinebrahm

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)

Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle

Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS) University

Jesse Bernhard

IEF-STE

Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

IEF-STE

Annika Weiss

Independent

Abstract

A decarbonization of the European energy system implies great changes in the residential sector. Recently, the sector does not show the necessary dynamics. Apparently decarbonizing the sector requires a new momentum. Using PV-Battery systems as key technology for the residential sector for becoming more environmentally sustainable as an example, we take a closer look at the complexity of technology diffusions in the residential sector. By employing a socio-techno-economic (SoTeEc) framework approach we consider that diffusion processes are impacted by a broad range of measurable and non-measurable factors. Our framework combines a techno-economic with a socio-economic analysis. With the techno-economic analysis we assess the drivers of technology diffusion of PV-Battery systems in private households whereas the socio-economic analysis focuses on the role of a) the household sector in the overall social-economic system and b) actor specific factors like attitudes. The link of the two approaches enables us to identify which techno-economic scenarios are feasible from socio-economic point of view and vice versa. Hence, we can identify scenarios which fulfill simultaneously requirements from techno-economic and socio-economic point of views. Such scenarios can serve as a starting point for policy recommendations.

Keywords: residential sector, Decarbonization, socio-economic modelling, socio-techno-economic framework

Suggested Citation

Vögele, Stefan and Poganietz, Witold R. and Kleinebrahm, Max and Weimer-Jehle, Wolfgang and Bernhard, Jesse and Kuckshinrichs, Wilhelm and Weiss, Annika, Dissemination of PV-Battery Systems in the German Residential Sector Up to 2050: Technological Diffusion from Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3955620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3955620

Stefan Vögele (Contact Author)

Forschungszentrum Jülich - Institute of Energy and Climate Research Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) ( email )

Jülich, 52425
Germany

Witold R. Poganietz

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis ( email )

Karlstraße 11
Karlsruhe, 76133
Germany

Max Kleinebrahm

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) ( email )

Germany

Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle

Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS) University ( email )

Stuttgart
Germany

Jesse Bernhard

IEF-STE ( email )

Jülich, D-52425
Germany

Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

IEF-STE ( email )

Jülich, D-52425
Germany

Annika Weiss

Independent ( email )

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