The Economics of Grid Defection: When and Where Distributed Solar Generation Plus Storage Competes with Traditional Utility Service
This RMI Study found that distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper and distributed electricity storage is doing the same, due mostly to largely to mass production of batteries for electric...
Feb 25, 2014
Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013-2020
The NREL report analyzes soft cost reduction trajectories, and compares those with the cost-reduction goals of the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The report found that at both residential and commercial scales, the current trajectory case...
Aug 06, 2013
This North Carolina Solar Center and Meister Consultants reports addresses uncertainty over how PV systems should be valued and tax for property tax purposes. The report assesses property taxes as they apply to solar PV systems and how systems are...
Jul 01, 2013
This NREL study provides an analysis of the grid integration opportunities, challenges, and implications of high levels of renewable energy generation for the U.S. electric grid system.
Jun 22, 2012