2. Micro level
Analyses at the micro level explore the effects of the policy mix on renewable power generation technologies at the level of individual actors for three phases of the innovation process: invention, innovation and diffusion. Effects on invention in power generation technologies will be studied by a patent data analysis, while the effects of the policy mix on innovation and diffusion will be studied using surveys. In the first case, supply-side firms will be surveyed, i.e. German producers of renewable power generation technologies; the survey of diffusion, in contrast, addresses technology users from industrial sectors and includes both renewable power and renewable heat generation technologies.
This work package will be done by Fraunhofer ISI and includes the following three tasks: