27 Mar '12, 3pm

Solar PV in the Western US: Movement for Sustainable Distributed Generation Markets

Solar PV in the Western US: Movement for Sustainable Distributed Generation Markets

To this end, a series of models may help identify sustainable market opportunities for solar PV. These models incorporate solar PV fundamentals (such as insolation, offset electricity price, net metering rules, the availability of time-of-use (TOU) pricing, etc.) to help identify jurisdictions in the U.S. and across the Americas where decreasing installation costs and strong project fundamentals are combining to drive market growth. We thought it would be useful to share a perspective on the scale of the fundamentals-driven opportunity that exists in that region. We ran a series of assumptions through our U.S. behind-the-meter model to identify DG market opportunities in the absence of state-level policy support. We first looked at the opportunity in a single state, California, and then expanded our analysis to incorporate the entire western U.S. California California has ...

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