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The Future Prospect of PV and CSP Solar Technologies: An Expert Elicitation Survey

Authors: Valentina Bosetti, Michela Catenacci, Giulia Fiorese, Elena Verdolini
Series: Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Editor: Carlo Carraro
Type: Journal
Keywords: Expert Elicitation, Research, Development and Demonstration, Solar Technologies
JEL n.: Q42, Q55
JEL: Energy Policy, Vol. 49
Pages: pp 308–317
Date: 10/2012


In this paper we present and discuss the results of an expert elicitation survey on solar technologies. Sixteen leading European experts from the academic world, the private sector and international institutions took part in this expert elicitation survey on Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies. The survey 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 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.


Suggested citation: Valentina Bosetti, Michela Catenacci, Giulia Fiorese, Elena Verdolini, The future prospect of PV and CSP solar technologies: An expert elicitation survey, Energy Policy, Volume 49, October 2012, Pages 308-317, ISSN 0301-4215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.024

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