|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|958779||1478868||2016||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We analyze the spatio-temporal diffusion of rooftop-photovoltaics in Germany.
• We employ an epidemic diffusion model which we enhance by a spatial component.
• We find that imitative adoption behavior is important for explaining PV adoption.
• The imitative adoption behavior is highly localized (in the range of 1 km).
The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the spatio-temporal diffusion of rooftop household photovoltaic installations in Germany and to test whether localized imitation drives their adoption. Our study is based on a unique data set of some 576,000 household photovoltaic systems installed in Germany through 2009. We employ an epidemic diffusion model which includes a spatial dimension, and control for temporal and spatial heterogeneity. According to our results, imitative adoption behavior is highly localized and an important factor for the diffusion of household photovoltaic systems.
Journal: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management - Volume 78, July 2016, Pages 38–48