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City-level analysis of subsidy-free solar photovoltaic electricity price, profits and grid parity in China
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemical Engineering, Energy Processes. Malardalen Univ, Sch Business Soc & Engn, Vasteras, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0300-0762
Malardalen Univ, Sch Business Soc & Engn, Vasteras, Sweden..
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Chemical Engineering, Energy Processes. Malardalen Univ, Sch Business Soc & Engn, Vasteras, Sweden..
Tsinghua Univ, Sch Social Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China.;Tsinghua Univ, Energy Internet Res Inst, Beijing, Peoples R China..
2019 (English)In: Nature Energy, ISSN 2058-7546, Vol. 4, no 8, p. 709-717Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In recent years, China has become not just a large producer but a major market for solar photovoltaics (PV), increasing interest in solar electricity prices in China. The cost of solar PV electricity generation is affected by many local factors, making it a challenge to understand whether China has reached the threshold at which a grid-connected solar PV system supplies electricity to the end user at the same price as grid-supplied power or the price of desulfurized coal electricity, or even lower. Here, we analyse the net costs and net profits associated with building and operating a distributed solar PV project over its lifetime, taking into consideration total project investments, electricity outputs and trading prices in 344 prefecture-level Chinese cities. We reveal that all of these cities can achieve-without subsidies-solar PV electricity prices lower than grid-supplied prices, and around 22% of the cities' solar generation electricity prices can compete with desulfurized coal benchmark electricity prices.

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Nature Publishing Group, 2019. Vol. 4, no 8, p. 709-717
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-257458DOI: 10.1038/s41560-019-0441-zISI: 000481484400019Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85070785396OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-257458DiVA, id: diva2:1347118
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