LCOE of residential photovoltaic systems with batteries

Chaomin Zhang, Apoorva Srinivasa, Priyaranga Koswatta, Christiana Honsberg

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Abstract

Photovoltaics has reached grid parity in many residential locations in the US. However, this levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is calculated using net metering, which allows all the electricity generated by the photovoltaic system to be used. As the amount of PV on the grid has increased, utilizes are modifying or moving away from net metering. We analyze LCOE of residential PV systems in high solar radiation locations (Phoenix, AZ) and show that the LCOE including battery systems can still achieve residential grid parity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056057
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2018
Event44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017

Other

Other44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/25/176/30/17

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Keywords

  • Batteries
  • Costing
  • Levelized cost of electricity
  • Photovoltaic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Zhang, C., Srinivasa, A., Koswatta, P., & Honsberg, C. (2018). LCOE of residential photovoltaic systems with batteries. In 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 (pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366454