A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is a financial agreement where a developer arranges for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a solar energy system on a customer’s property at little to no cost.
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An independent research report by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, found that solar energy is following the same path to commercialization as other traditional energy sources spurred by federal incentives. The study, titled "Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment," also estimates that the U.S. solar industry could employ hundreds of thousands of Americans by the end of the decade.
In September 2012 SEIA submitted joint comments to the FHFA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PACE programs. Click the pdf to read more.
In March 2012, SEIA submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs.
Presentation to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities IX/NEM Working Group on June 7, 2012.
SEIA letter to FERC in response to comments from CA utilities on the SEIA interconnection proposal sent on May 8, 2012.
This fact sheet highlights some statistics from a report by the University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy on federal energy incentives. The report shows that federal support for solar energy is consistent with support for traditional energy sources.
A FERC order to modify PJM's rules on interconnection represents significant win for solar.
SEIA filed an answer to comments and protests from utilities on its interconnection filing on April 11, 2012.
"Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States" shows methods for comparing the relative costs of PV electricity capacity based on solar resources.