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Evaluating the effectiveness of Australia's Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme for rooftop solar

Best, Rohan; Burke, Paul J.; Nishitateno, Shuhei


Australia has among the highest rates of small-scale solar photovoltaic adoption in the world, with substantial geographical variation in uptake. Using postcode-level data up to December 2018, we quantify the impact of Australia's spatially-differentiated Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme on solar uptake. We use spatial autoregressive models and other approaches such as a regression discontinuity design. The results indicate that postcodes receiving a higher subsidy factor have significantly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104475
Access Rights: Open Access


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