Innovative business models for a large-scale diffusion of solar PV
Research Project , 2020 – 2022

The transition to a sustainable energy system requires a large-scale diffusion of renewable electricity technology. Studies have shown that new types of business models, such as third-part ownership, can contribute to new investments in solar PV. Yet, these models are currently only used to a small extent in Sweden. According to the literature, this may be due to context-specific conditions, which complicate their use. The goal of this project is to understand how innovative business models can contribute to a large-scale diffusion of solar PV. Through qualitative methods, the project aims at identifying the models used abroad, the context-specific conditions that explain their diffusion, and the conditions that are needed for a broader use of the models in Sweden. The project therefore contributes to a scientific basis for shaping and the translation of business models and policy instruments aimed at technology diffusion and renewable electricity production.


Ingrid Johansson Mignon (contact)

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

Amanda Bankel

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management, Innovation and R&D Management

Lisa Melander

Assistant Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2022

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Sustainable development

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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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