PV potential and potential PV rent in European regions

Anders Chr. Hansen, Paul Thorn

Research output: Working paperResearch


The paper provides a GIS based model for assessing the potentials of photovoltaic electricity in Europe by NUTS 2 regions. The location specific energy potential per PV-­‐panel area is estimated based on observations of solar irradiation, conversion efficiency, levelised costs and the social value of PV-­‐electricity. Combined with the potential density of PV-­‐panel area based on land cover and environental restrictions, the PV energy potential and the potential PV ressource rent is calculated. These calculations enbable the model to estimate the regional patterns at NUTS 2 level of the potential economic importance of PV electricity
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-­87-­7349-­860-­6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
SeriesENSPAC Research Papers on Transitions to a Green Economy


  • Photovoltaics
  • energy potential
  • spatial energy resource assessment
  • resource rent

    Hansen, A. C.



    Project: Research

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