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dc.contributor.authorPenasco, Cristinaen
dc.contributor.authorDel Río, Pabloen
dc.contributor.authorRomero-Jordan, Desiderioen
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-27T11:21:17Z
dc.date.available2020-01-27T11:21:17Z
dc.identifier.issn2160-5882
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/301263
dc.description.abstractThe analysis of the impact of remuneration schemes for renewable electricity, and solar photovoltaics (PV) in particular, on the effectiveness of renewable energy deployment and the total costs of support has received a considerable attention in the past. In contrast, the literature on the effects of deployment support on productive efficiency and, more specifically, on the incentives to locate the plants in the sites with the best renewable energy resources is tiny. This article covers this gap in the literature. Its aim is to identify the impact of successive feed-in tariff (FIT) reforms on the location of solar PV plants in Spain between 2009 and 2013 using a unique dataset of PV plants and a panel stochastic production-frontier model. The analysis shows that more generous FITs, i.e. those providing a higher net support (support levels minus generation costs) have not encouraged the location of those plants in the best sites. Our results suggest that the design elements in instruments to support the deployment of renewable energy projects should carefully be chosen in order to encourage the selection of the best sites.
dc.description.sponsorshipEU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020 under the Grant Agreement No. 730403 (INNOPATHs)
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherInternational Association for Energy Economics
dc.subjectfeed-in tariffs, solar PV, Spain, degression, productive efficiencyen
dc.titleThe Impact of Policy on the Efficiency of Solar Energy Plants in Spain: A Production-Frontier Analysisen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage116
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationNameEconomics of Energy and Environmental Policyen
prism.startingPage99
prism.volume8en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.48345
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-07-15en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5547/2160-5890.8.2.cpenen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-15en
dc.contributor.orcidPenasco, Cristina [0000-0003-1187-5358]
dc.identifier.eissn2160-5890
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.iaee.org/en/publications/eeepscope.aspxen
cam.orpheus.counter55*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-04-01


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