Study on consumers’ and installers’ understanding of the energy label for photovoltaic modules and systems

Client: European Commission (DG GROW).

Duration: 2022 – 2023

Consortium: Open Evidence (lead), Schlesinger Group, LSE, Lodz University of Technology.

Geographical Coverage: EU 27, Data collection in Spain, Greece, Poland, France, Sweden, Estonia.

Data collection tools: Desk research, Focus groups, Behavioural experiment.

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to assess the perception and effects – in particular those on purchasing/procuring phase – of the energy label for photovoltaic modules and systems. In this context, the fundamental question of interest is whether consumers/users, as well as the other actors involved in the PV value chain – such as retailers, installers and designers – would understand at all or to a sufficient extent these labels. As part of the study, focus groups will be carried out in 3 Member States and then experimental survey will be administered in 6MS.