•We calculate the profitability of residential battery systems.
•Available batteries can significantly increase consumer self-sufficiency.
•Batteries are uneconomic with current tariffs for most consumers.
•We calculate the conditions required for widespread residential battery adoption.
•Electricity prices above $0.40/kW h and PV subsidies below $0.05/kW h are required.
Projecting battery adoption in the prosumer era
EdwardBarbour, Marta C.González
Volume 215, 1 April 2018, Pages 356-370