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Durham Energy Institute

Power from the People: Prosuming Solar Electricity in the UK, beyond the Feed-in Tariff

DEI Briefing Paper

Power from the People: Prosuming Solar Electricity in the UK, beyond the Feed-in Tariff

This briefing paper looks at domestic Solar PV in the UK and the increase in ‘prosumers’ who generate their own electricity, and consume both their own generated power as well as grid electricity.

The briefing identifies the driving forces and hindrances behind UK householders becoming electricity prosumers. What have been the drivers of the rise in PV Prosumers and what changes can we expect in the future? What implications does this have for future policy challenges?

This briefing arises from the project “Power From the People” (2015-2018) funded by the Research Council of Norway (ENERGIX Programme), led by Hege Westskog (CICERO Centre for International Climate Research, Oslo), with significant partners including Durham University and Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo.