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Restriktionen bei der Nutzung von Photovoltaik-Strom im Gebäudebereich

Cover of a publication titled 'Restrictions on the Use of Photovoltaic Electricity in Buildings'. The image shows solar panels on a balcony with lush plants in the background and a city skyline in the distance. In the top right corner is the logo of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development next to the title. The names of the authors are listed below: Katharina Umpfenbach, Lina-Marie Dück, Tobias Kelm, Felix Dengler, Ricarda Faber, and Michael Jakob.

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Restriktionen bei der Nutzung von Photovoltaik-Strom im Gebäudebereich


Umpfenbach, K.; Dück, L.-M.; Kelm, T.; Dengler, F.; Faber, R.; Jakob, M., 2024: Restrictions on the Use of Photovoltaic Electricity on Buildings, BBSR-Online-Publikation 04/2024, Bonn.

To achieve the ambitious climate targets of the Federal Climate Change Act a rapid expansion of renewable energies, particularly wind and photovoltaics (PV), is crucial. In this context, achieving 215 GW of installed PV capacity by 2030 has become a specific target of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).

This report deals with the central role that buildings play in meeting PV expansion targets, with the potential to cover up to 25% of EU electricity consumption through rooftop PV. Rooftop PV systems offer high social acceptance and proximity to consumption, reducing conflicts with land use and environmental conservation goals. However, significant barriers hinder accelerated PV expansion, including monetary factors like changing economic conditions or the regulatory framework and non-monetary obstacles such as grid connection complexities.

The report takes stock of the status quo of PV use in the building sector and the associated obstacles and discusses relevant legal regulations and their development. It also includes profitability calculations for selected regulations and system types and suggests possible improvements to existing legislation.


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Ricarda Faber
Dr. Michael Jakob
Katharina Umpfenbach
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56 pp.
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photovoltaic, rooftop installations, energy transition, expansion, renewable energies, building, economic feasibility, regulatory framework
Berlin, Germany