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Searching for public benefits in solar subsidies: A case study on the Australian government's residential photovoltaic rebate program

Macintosh, Andrew; Wilkinson, Deborah

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The Australian Government ran a renewable energy program in the 2000s that provided rebates to householders who acquired solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. Originally called the Photovoltaic Rebate Program (PVRP), it was rebranded the Solar Homes and Communities Plan (SHCP) in November 2007. This paper evaluates both the PVRP and SHCP using measures of cost-effectiveness and fairness. It finds that the program was a major driver of a more than six-fold increase in PV generation capacity in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69157
Source: Energy Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.03.007

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