Analyzes new and improved business models, the digitization of the entire photovoltaic value chain i.e., solar energy from manufacturing up to operation and maintenance (O&M), as well as the use of technology smart to better integrate technology into the network. Concerning digital solar business models, the report identifies the ability of intelligent building technology to increase rates of self-consumption and optimize the power to the system. Improving the profitability of the existing self-consumption business model.
Area of interest of new digital services
Another area of interest is the way in which new digital services, such as the aggregation (or distributed generation), operations and maintenance, Waste energy supply and finance, can be sold as accessories or extras to a photovoltaic solar energy system for generating additional value Other potential business models include peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platforms, network-connected micro-networks and intelligent models of collective self-consumption.
Regarding the digitalization of the photovoltaic value chain, this report focuses on the manufacture of modules and components, the Customer acquisition and installation design, as well as in the management of assets and O&M. These are examples of the steps in the value chain that are already digitized or have the potential to reduce costs with the new technology t further is essential also to have an overview and see how technology
Smart can better integrate solar energy into the grid. Here we analyze the use of smart grid technology to match the offer and demand better, to forecast the photovoltaic generation in a concise term and the medium term and to generate new income from network services
Finally, it is essential to ensure that the impacts and benefits of the Energy transition are distributed fairly and equitably. In this sense,the benefits of digitization described above not only impact positively by creating a more locally integrated value chain, or increasing access at lower cost, but also allow a better operation of distributed generation systems and enables transparent exchange of open and accessible information that contributes to empower individuals and their communities providing to the welfare generation by creating organizations and people power presumes.
The energy transition seeks, among other objectives, to eliminate energy poverty and guarantee universal access to electricity. To do this, there are inherently a series of strategies that companies must adapt to meet these goals. In that sense, digitalization represents one more direction to optimize the economic and environmental performance of companies.
Photovoltaic solar energy and battery storage technology make way for business models that promote the decentralization of systems, so they are the most suitable for digitalization. Both techniques provide stability and flexibility to the interconnected national network, and in conjunction with digital technology, allow to deploy Sophisticated energy management systems that help reduce congestion and optimize resources. These applications help consolidate photovoltaic energy as a system with zero marginal cost, promoting the research and development of new technologies that favor the growth of the photovoltaic market. The energy and digital transition should progress together, in a context where the development of the regulatory framework promotes the advancement of technological innovations.