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Title: State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States

Abstract

This report presents results from an analysis of distributed photovoltaic (PV) interconnection and deployment processes in the United States. Using data from more than 30,000 residential (up to 10 kilowatts) and small commercial (10-50 kilowatts) PV systems, installed from 2012 to 2014, we assess the range in project completion timelines nationally (across 87 utilities in 16 states) and in five states with active solar markets (Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York, and Colorado).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1170354
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-63556
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SOLAR; PV; INTERCONNECTION; DISTRIBUTED PHOTOVOLTAIC; RESIDENTIAL; SMALL COMMERCIAL; Energy Analysis; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Ardani, K., Davidson, C., Margolis, R., and Nobler, E. State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1170354.
Ardani, K., Davidson, C., Margolis, R., & Nobler, E. State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1170354.
Ardani, K., Davidson, C., Margolis, R., and Nobler, E. Thu . "State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1170354. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1170354.
@article{osti_1170354,
title = {State-Level Comparison of Processes and Timelines for Distributed Photovoltaic Interconnection in the United States},
author = {Ardani, K. and Davidson, C. and Margolis, R. and Nobler, E.},
abstractNote = {This report presents results from an analysis of distributed photovoltaic (PV) interconnection and deployment processes in the United States. Using data from more than 30,000 residential (up to 10 kilowatts) and small commercial (10-50 kilowatts) PV systems, installed from 2012 to 2014, we assess the range in project completion timelines nationally (across 87 utilities in 16 states) and in five states with active solar markets (Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York, and Colorado).},
doi = {10.2172/1170354},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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