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Title: A QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (QCA) OF GLOBAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POLICIES
Authors: WANG YUJUAN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Lu Yujie
2015/2016 PFM
Policies
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
Solar photovoltaic
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2016
Citation: WANG YUJUAN (2016-07-20). A QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (QCA) OF GLOBAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POLICIES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is now been regarded as one of the most viable form of renewable energies and countries worldwide have been adopting various policies wishing to achieve a stronger solar PV market to gain maximum benefits. However, factors determining the success of any one type of policy are yet to be clearly discovered and there is no universal rule to follow in the policymaking decision stage. Therefore, this research aims to explore the causal relationships between a combination of selected contributing factors and two categories of solar PV policies—Market based policies and Technological R&D based policies. Using the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) method, data of contributing factors and currently deployed solar PV policies of 20 leading countries in the solar PV market were collected and analyzed. The general conclusion provided by the QCA results shown that a combination of high Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) level, high fossil fuel %, and high democracy index is related to the deployment of Market based policies; while a combination of high R&D expenditure as % of gross domestic product (GDP), high renewable energy (RE) investment and low PV penetration level is linked to the deployment of Technological R&D based policies. Furthermore, this result was verified through the use of Singapore as a case study. In the future, the QCA framework provided in this research can be applied to other countries during their decision making stage for selection of suitable solar PV policies or a more comprehensive study could be done using a much higher number of case countries.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223020
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