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Several rows of large storage batteries site in a field surrounded by a chain link fence

The next big thing: grid-tied batteries. How to maximize value

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn & Dr. Allison Weis of Ascend Analytics break down the value of battery storage and the profitability of this tech

US Solar Jobs by year

The Solar Foundation: 2018 Solar Census report

America now has over 242,000 solar workers, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018. These jobs are providing clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states.

Solar plus batteries aim to retire natural gas plants in 2019

Solar plus batteries aim to retire natural gas plants in 2019

Author: Michael J. Coren   

Release Date: January 11, 2019

2019 US renewable generation

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

23.7 GW of new U.S. electric generating capacity, mostly from wind, natural gas and solar, are expected in 2019, according to the U.S.

The university's new solar and storage power plant, along with two smaller PV arrays and a small wind turbine

Iowa’s first PV plus storage project goes online

PV Tech, by Conor Ryan, January 8, 2019

Fairfield, Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management has completed...

Renewable Energy Continues to Be Cheaper Than Natural Gas and Coal

Renewable Energy Continues to Be Cheaper Than Natural Gas and Coal

For the past few years, financial advisory firm Lazard has released an annual comparative assessment of levelized cost of energy (LCOE) across all forms of power generation in the US.

Renewables, storage reaching cost parity, report finds

End of the 'gas rush?' Renewables, storage reaching cost parity, report finds

As battery costs decline, researchers say localized portfolios of clean energy could challenge gas plant investments.

renewable energy production

Study: 100% global energy system feasible

PV Magazine, by Sandra Enkhardt, May 18, 2018

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