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dc.contributor.authorMukisa, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorZamora, Ren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLie, TTen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRenewable Energy, 178, 845-863.
dc.description.abstractThe viability of the store-on grid (SoG) scheme model across 13 selected Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries was investigated. The individual country's datasets applicable to the SoG scheme and a typical industrial building as a baseline prosumer were used in the evaluation. Two SoG scheme scenarios (A and B) based on solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices were used in this analysis. The electricity tariffs under the SoG scheme were compared with the time of use rates for the selected SSA countries. The analysis results revealed that the scheme could be viable in only nine and four out of 13 countries under scenario A and scenario B, respectively, with high lending interest rate in some countries being the key hindrance. Under the SoG scheme model, solar PV systems in all the selected countries could feed about 15.65–39.25% of the generated energy to the grid. The government tax in the range of 1.95–3.38 and 2.48–4.31 c$/kWh could be collected from the energy fed to the grid under SoG scheme scenario A and scenario B, respectively. Overall, the SoG scheme exhibits greater potential as an energy business model to foster rooftop solar PV technology adoption in developing countries.
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in (see Citation). Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectStore-on grid scheme; Prosumer annual energy costs; Solar PV energy fed into the grid; Prosumer and utility benefits; Government tax collection
dc.titleViability of the Store-on Grid Scheme Model for Grid-tied Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Sub-Saharan African Countriesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
aut.relation.journalRenewable Energyen_NZ

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