Political and Economic Regulation on the Photovoltaic Market

Alexander Schultz & Camilla Knappmann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project sets out to investigate how political regulation may affect the photovoltaic market and what underlying causes may have promoted the politicians. The project explains the photovoltaic market in order to establish a foundation for further research. This research takes the shape of a market analysis where the market is defined. Further on a cost-benefit analysis will be conducted proving that investments for private home owners in the photovoltaic market are very beneficial. If the market experiences a political regulation aiming at reducing the subsidiaries, the cost-benefit analysis shows that part of the initiative for investment is lost as private revenue is also lost. Will a much broader regulation be passed – changing basic mechanics of the current legislation – the analysis concludes that the initiative for investment are gone and that the market potentially will collapse. The political motivation for such regulation can stem from various areas, while this project investigates the macroeconomic motivations and whether the demand for regulation stems from the photovoltaic industry or a rivaling industry.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2012
VejledereHenrik Jensen


  • renewable energy
  • market mechanisms
  • political regulation
  • Karl Popper
  • photovoltaic energy
  • wind energy
  • David Levi-Faur
  • George Stigler