The use of renewable energy sources is one way to decarbonize current energy consumption. In this context, photovoltaic (PV) technology plays a direct fundamental role since it can convert sun irradiance into electricity to be used for supplying electric loads for households. Despite the huge availability of the solar resource, the intermittence of PV production may reduce its exploitation. This problem can be solved by the introduction of storage systems, such as batteries, storing electricity when PV overproduction occurs and acting as a source when PV generation is absent. Consequently, increase in self-sufficiency and self-consumption can be expected in residential end users, paving the way for more sustainable energy systems. In this paper, an economic, energy, and environmental analysis of PV systems (without and with batteries) for the household is performed for the whole of Italy, by means of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approach. A model to simulate energy balance and to manage batteries is defined for households to assess the profitability of such systems under an Italian regulation framework. Concerning results, indicators are provided at a national scale using GIS tools to highlight areas where investments are more profitable, boosting the CO2 emission reduction

Economic, Energy, and Environmental Analysis of PV with Battery Storage for Italian Households / Lazzeroni, Paolo; Mariuzzo, Ivan; Quercio, Michele; Repetto, Maurizio. - In: ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 2079-9292. - 10:2(2021), p. 146. [10.3390/electronics10020146]

Economic, Energy, and Environmental Analysis of PV with Battery Storage for Italian Households

Lazzeroni, Paolo;Mariuzzo, Ivan;Quercio, Michele;Repetto, Maurizio
2021

Abstract

The use of renewable energy sources is one way to decarbonize current energy consumption. In this context, photovoltaic (PV) technology plays a direct fundamental role since it can convert sun irradiance into electricity to be used for supplying electric loads for households. Despite the huge availability of the solar resource, the intermittence of PV production may reduce its exploitation. This problem can be solved by the introduction of storage systems, such as batteries, storing electricity when PV overproduction occurs and acting as a source when PV generation is absent. Consequently, increase in self-sufficiency and self-consumption can be expected in residential end users, paving the way for more sustainable energy systems. In this paper, an economic, energy, and environmental analysis of PV systems (without and with batteries) for the household is performed for the whole of Italy, by means of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approach. A model to simulate energy balance and to manage batteries is defined for households to assess the profitability of such systems under an Italian regulation framework. Concerning results, indicators are provided at a national scale using GIS tools to highlight areas where investments are more profitable, boosting the CO2 emission reduction
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