Different economic factors importance for investing in solar panels

Last changed: 23 May 2023
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Nils Carlsson and Viktor Närkeby, Agricultural and Rural Management - Bachelor's programme


There is an increased interest in investing in solar energy installations in Sweden, especially for companies with a large need for electricity. Poultry producers are one of the industries that have seen large increases in electricity costs as they often have a large need for electricity. There are a range of solar suppliers to choose from that use similar standardized computer programs to calculate potential output and profitability which is presented in a quote to make the investment more lucrative. The tender proposals presented are not made for the conditions of the farms or consider all economic factors that affect the profitability of poultry producers in such an investment. The purpose of the study is to identify and compile various economic factors that have an impact on investment in solar energy linked to a poultry production and show its various meanings. The method is a literature study based on facts obtained from case companies, scientific articles, expert advisors, and web-based sources. The results of the study show that the size of the proportion of self-used electricity has a significant impact on the profitability of the investment. The graphs shows the small possibility for the investment to match the calculation proposal from the solar panel suppliers. The conclusion of this study is that the identified economic factors have a significant impact on the facility's profitability for poultry producers and differ greatly from the quotation calculations in terms of the conditions of the farms.


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