This work analyses the impact of different support schemes on the retail price of micro-combined heat and power units based on solid oxide fuel cells in the residential sector. The implications of each incentive toward the technical implementation of the technology are also analyzed. A detailed techno-economic assessment of the micro-combined heat and power unit is provided con- sidering the best-in-class ceramic fuel cell technology and today’s costs for gas and electricity in the res- idential sector. The Italian case study was used to evaluate the impact of different supporting schemes. In order to further extend the validity of our research, scenarios for Germany and Denmark are simulated and discussed. For large-family residential users consuming 9000 kWh of electricity yearly, the retail price that yields a five year pay-back-time – without any incentive – is 2500 € . Under the same assumptions, for the average family with a consumption of around 3500 kWh, the required price is 650 € . In both cases, a retail price that is four and seven time higher respectively is achieved with the Feed-in Tariff ( FIT ) scheme of the type currently in use in the United Kingdom. A modified Feed-in Tariff is finally proposed to support on-site consumption rather than generation with export to the grid
Techno-economic and policy requirements for the market-entry of the fuel cell micro-CHP system in the residential sector / Pellegrino, Sandro; Lanzini, Andrea; Leone, Pierluigi. - In: APPLIED ENERGY. - ISSN 0306-2619. - 143(2015), pp. 370-382.
|Titolo:||Techno-economic and policy requirements for the market-entry of the fuel cell micro-CHP system in the residential sector|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|