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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8256139, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8256139
Review Article

Recent Developments of Photovoltaics Integrated with Battery Storage Systems and Related Feed-In Tariff Policies: A Review

1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
2Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
3Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Alessandro Burgio; ti.lacinu@oigrub.ordnassela

Received 2 August 2016; Accepted 16 January 2017; Published 16 March 2017

Academic Editor: Cheuk-Lam Ho

Copyright © 2017 Angel A. Bayod-Rújula et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The paper presents a review of the recent developments of photovoltaics integrated with battery storage systems (PV-BESs) and related to feed-in tariff policies. The integrated photovoltaic battery systems are separately discussed in the regulatory context of Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, and Greece; the attention of this paper is focused on those integrated systems subject to incentivisation policies such as feed-in tariff. Most of the contributions reported in this paper consider already existing incentive schemes; the remaining part of the contributions proposes interesting and novel feed-in tariff schemes. All the contributions provide an important resource for carrying out further research on a new era of incentive policies in order to promote storage technologies and integrated photovoltaic battery systems in smart grids and smart cities. Recent incentive policies adopted in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia are also discussed.