Net-Metering and Self-Consumption Analysis for Direct PV Groundwater Pumping in Agriculture: A Spanish Case Study
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AuthorRubio Aliaga, Álvaro; Molina García, Ángel; García Cascales, María Socorro; Sánchez Lozano, Juan Miguel
Knowledge AreaCiencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica; Ingeniería Química; Química-Física
SponsorsThis research was funded by the research project TIN2017-86647-P from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (including FEDER funds), and the Seneca Foundation 19882-GERM-15.
Realizado en/conUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Bibliographic CitationRubio-Aliaga A, Molina-Garcia A, Garcia-Cascales MS, Sanchez-Lozano JM. Net-Metering and Self-Consumption Analysis for Direct PV Groundwater Pumping in Agriculture: A Spanish Case Study. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(8):1646. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9081646
KeywordsEconomic–energy–environment (3E) analysis
Renewable energy source (RES) integration
Sustainable rural development
International policies mainly that are focused on energy-dependence reduction and climate change objectives have been widely proposed by most developed countries over the last years. These actions aim to promote the integration of renewables and the reduction of emissions in all sectors. Among the different sectors, agriculture emerges as a remarkable opportunity to integrate these proposals. Indeed, this sector accounts for 10% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU, representing 1.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. Within the agriculture sector, current solutions for groundwater pumping purposes are mainly based on diesel technologies, leading to a remarkable fossil fuel dependence and emissions that must be reduced to fulfill both energy and environmental requirements. Relevant actions must be proposed that are focused on sustainable strategies and initiatives. Under this scenario, the integration of photovoltaic (PV) power plants into groundwater pumping ...
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