Research Library

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Press Conference

DC Releases Groundbreaking "Value of Solar" Study

Author:  Melissa Whited | Ariel Horowitz | Thomas Vitolo | Wendy Ong |Tim Woolf

Organization:  Synapse Energy Economics

Report Date: 2017

Converting Flat Rate Subsidies to Low Income Solar

Can Electricity Rate Subsidies Be Reallocated to Boost Low-Income Solar?

Author:  Amit Ronen | Dor Hirsh Bar Gai | and Lucas Crampton

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016

sunset

Will Solar Burn Out On Its Own Success?

Author:  Amit Ronen and Josh Harmon

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016

reforming power

Reforming the Power Sector: How Electricity Sector Reforms Will Impact China’s National Emissions Trading Scheme

Author:  Josh Harmon | Xieyao Chen | Michelle Ker | Matthew Nitkoski

net metering

The Net Metering Debate: Replacing Rooftop Solar’s Outdated Foundation

Author:  Joshua Harmon | Alison Patch | Matthew Nitkoski

IREC

PV ValueTM Real Estate Tool

Report Date: 2012

Summary: 

How to value solar energy assets

How to Value Solar Energy Assets

Author:  Ken Kramer

Organization:  Principal Solar

national solar jobs census

National Solar Jobs Census 2015

Organization:  The Solar Foundation | BW Research Partnership | GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2016

Global Solar Council

Global Solar Council Flyer

Author:  Amit Ronen | Max Grossman | Joshua Harmon | Aaron Patron

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Softer solar

Softer Solar Landings: Options to Avoid the Investment Tax Credit Cliff

Author:  Mueller, James | Ronen, Amit

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2015

Bridging the gap

Bridging the Solar Income Gap

Author:  Mueller, James | Ronen, Amit

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2015

2014 census

National Solar Jobs Census 2014

Organization:  The Solar Foundation | BW Research Partnership | GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2015

state policies

State Policies to Increase Low-Income Communities’ Access to Solar Power

Author:  Bovarnick, Ben | Banks, Darryl

Organization:  Center for American Progress

Tax Reform

Tax Reform, a Looming Threat to a Booming Solar Industry

Author:  Mueller, James | Ronen, Amit

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2014

Low income

Consensus Recommendations on How to Catalyze Low-Income Solar in DC

Author:  Ronen, Amit | Schoolman, Anya

Organization:  GW Solar Institute | DC SUN

Rooftop Solar Adoption

Rooftop Solar Adoption in Emerging Residential Markets

Author:  Hernandez, Mari

Organization:  Center for American Progress

Report Date: 2014

SEE Action

Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills

Author:  Garcia, Bryan | Henderson, Philip | Copithorne, Brad | Fazeli, Sandy | Krasja, Peter | Pitkin, Jeff | Stringer, Jason

Western Wind

The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study - Phase 2

Author:  Lew, D. | Brinkman, G. | Ibanez, E. | Florita, A. | Heany, M. |Hodge, B.-M. | Hummon, M. | Stark, G. | King, J.

Support Solar EPA

Support for Solar Power and Renewable Electricity Generation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Author:  Krausz, Brian

Organization:  GW School of Engineering

Report Date: 2009

Integrating variable renewables

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience

Author:  Cochran, Jaquelin | Bird, Lori | Heeter, Jenny | Arent, Douglas

Grid Defection Cover

The Economics of Grid Defection: When and Where Distributed Solar Generation Plus Storage Competes with Traditional Utility Service

Author:  Abromowitz, Jeffery | Bronski, Peter | Creyts, Jon | Crowdis, Mark | Glassmire, John | Guccione, Leia | Lilienthal, Peter | Ma

European Union policies

European Wind and Solar Electricity Policies: Overview and Considerations

Author:  Brown, Phillip

Organization:  Congressional Research Service

Report Date: 2013

A revies of Solar PV Benefit and cost studies

A Review of Solar PV Benefit & Cost Studies

Author:  Hansen, Lena | Lacy, Virginia | Glick, Devi

Organization:  Rocky Mountain Institute

Integrated Distribution Planning Concept Paper

Integrated Distribution Planning Concept Paper

Author:  Broderick, Robert | Ellis, Abraham | Fox, Kevin | Lindl, Tom

solar expense

Solar Power Generation in the US: Too expensive, or a bargain?

Author:  Perez, Richard | Zweibel, Ken | Hoff, Thomas

Rooftop Solar Adoption

Rooftop Photovoltaics Market Penetration Scenarios

Author:  Paidipati, J. | Frantzis, L. | Sawyer, H. | Kurrasch, A.

Mitigating Short Term PV

Mitigating Short-Term PV Output Intermittency

Author:  Perez, Richard | Kivalov, Sergey | Hoff, Thomas | Dise, John |Chalmers, David

Solar power to the people

Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class

Author:  Hernandez, Mari

Organization:  Center for American Progress

Report Date: 2013

Non-hardware cost reduction roadmap

Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013-2020

Author:  Ardani, Kristen | Seif, Dan | Margolis, Robert | Morris, Jesse |Davidson, Carolyn | Truitt, Sarah | Torbet, Roy

Property Taxes and Solar PV

Property Taxes and Solar PV Systems: Policies, Practices, and Issues

Author:  Barnes, Chelsea | Barnes, Justin | Laurent, Chad | Heinemann, Amy | Uppal, Jayson

Energy incentives

Energy Incentives: The Power Behind the Power

Author:  Crabb, Bryan | Zweibel, Ken

Organization:  GW Solar Institute | California Solar Energy Industries Association

Renewable Electricity Futures Study

Renewable Electricity Futures Study - Volume 1

Author:  Mai, T. | Wiser, R. | Sandor, D. | Brinkman, G. | Heath, G. |Denholm, P. | Hostick, D.J. | Darghouth, N. | Schlosser, A.

Updating Interconnection

Updating Interconnection Screens for PV System Integration

Author:  Coddington, Michael | Mather, Barry | Kroposki, Benjamin |Lynn, Kevin | Razon, Alvin | Ellis, Abraham | Hill, Roger | Key, Tom |Nic

Integrating solar

Integrating Photovoltaic Systems in Low-Income Housing Developments

Author:  Dean, Jesse | Smith-Drier, Christine | Mekonneen, Gete |Hathrorne, Wendy

The S-Reit

The S-REIT: An Investment-Driven Solution to Solar Development Problems

Author:  Sturtevant, JL

Organization:  GW Law School

Report Date: 2011

Solar in Saudi Arabia

Deployment of Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Author:  Alhouti, Aljowhara

Organization:  GW Law School

Report Date: 2011

China's Solar Policy

China’s Solar Policy: Subsidies, Manufacturing Overcapacity & Opportunities

Author:  Bayaliyev, Alim | Kalloz, Julia | Robinson, Matt

Virginia House bill

Virginia House Bill 881: Constitutional and Constructive

Author:  Ramsey, Katherine

Organization:  GW Law School

Report Date: 2011

Energy Policy

Should Solar Photovoltaics be Deployed Sooner Because of Long Operating Life at Low, Predictable Cost?

Author:  Zweibel, Ken

Organization:  GW Solar Institute

Report Date: 2010

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Act Issues Associated With Solar Development in the Southwest

Author:  Donohue, Jay

Organization:  GW Law School

Report Date: 2010

Solar Power & NEMS

Solar Power & NEMS

Author:  Hutson, Mark | Joutz, Frederick | Malik, Arun | Trost, Robert

Organization:  GW Department of Economics

Legal Framework for Solar Energy

Legal Framework for Solar Energy

Author:  Paddock, LeRoy | Grinlinton, David | Burton, Stacy | Alison, Brunejes | Heaven, Geoffrey | Zubair, Sarah

The Impact of Solar Incentive Programs in Ten States

The Impact of Solar Incentive Programs in Ten States

Author:  Sarzynski, Andrea

Organization:  GW Institute of Public Policy

Report Date: 2009