DIFFUSION OF PHOTOVOLTAICS: MARKETING AND GOVERNMENT POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY.

Gary L. Lilien, S. Thomas McCormick

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Abstract

A new model of photovoltaic marketplace diffusion is developed. The novelty of the model is that it predicts market response as a function of controllable variables, and can be calibrated by field measurements. Hete, government investment strategy is the input variable, so the model can help predict optimal government allocation policies over sectors, regions and time. In addition, some developments in allocation theory under simple conditions are given. Using field measurements to calibrate the model, several hypothetical government policies are simulated. The sensitivity of the model to variations in its parameters is also explored. Finally, implications for government policy formulation are discussed, and directions for future expansion of these preliminary results are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1102
Number of pages82
JournalConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
EventConf Rec IEEE Photovoltaic Spec Conf 13th - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Jun 5 1978Jun 8 1978

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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