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Market overview and services for RE self-supply and procurement Working paper of the research project EE-Rebound

Rebound effects have already been studied in more detail for different energy efficiency measures. However, little is known about whether the switch to renewable energies also leads to direct and indirect rebound effects. The aim of the market overview is first to show which options exist for households to generate their own electricity and heat from renewable energies (RE) and to purchase it. In each case, the importance of the options on the market and the cost structures are presented. Based on the overview, it is analyzed which options are particularly interesting for an in-depth investigation of rebound effects due to their (potential) importance and their susceptibility to (monetary) rebound effects. For example, switching to RE sourcing or RE generation may be partially associated with monetary rebound effects.

The market overview will focus on cost structures and the resulting monetary rebound effects. In addition to an overview of RE generation and RE sourcing options, the paper also analyzes service offerings in the market that can influence cost structures. Finally, the working paper addresses key policy frameworks for RE generation and RE purchase from a residential perspective. These also influence the cost structure, moreover they also have an impact on how RE purchase or installation of a RE system relates to efficiency standards. The focus for services and frameworks is on the renewable energy purchase or generation options selected for in-depth analysis.