In its review of 15 distributed solar PV benefit and cost studies, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) finds significant variability in estimated distributed PV values, owing to differences in methodology, local context, and input assumptions. RM
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A recent NREL report finds that the use of public capital (asset-backed securities, investment pools and real estate investment trusts) can lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by up to $0.16 for residential projects and $0.08 for utility projects. As consumer confidence in securitization grows, prices could fall by as much as 30%.
A recent NREL report finds that in 2011, 17% of U.S supermarkets were in utility territories where PV could be installed at or below the cost of traditional generation. In 2012, they estimate that this percentage increased to 40%. The report is
On April 16, 2013, SolarTech will host a one-day workshop titled SolarTech Presents Solar 3.0: Accelerating Market Adoption of PV Technology. The workshop will be help in Room 301 of the Baltimore Convention Center, as part of SOLAR 2013, and cover a variety of topics including economic development, financing options, soft costs and more.
The Global Solar Summit will be held in Milan on May 8-9, 2013 (in conjunction with Solarexpo) at the Rho Exhibition and Conference Center.
This webinar, hosted by the Department of Energy's SunShot program on February 26th 2013 at 1PM ET, presents an update to the recent Berkeley Lab study, "Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the United States?"
Establishing interconnection to the grid is a recognized barrier to the deployment of distributed energy generation. This report compares interconnection processes for photovoltaic projects in California and Germany.
To stimulate investment in renewable energy generation projects, the federal government developed a series of support structures that reduce taxes for eligible investors--the investment tax credit, the production tax credit, and accelerated depre
Utility-scale solar projects have grown rapidly in number and size over the last few years, driven in part by strong renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and federal incentives designed to stimulate investment in renewable energy technologies.
Over the last several years, solar energy technologies have been, or are in the process of being, deployed at unprecedented levels.