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Title: Market valuation perspectives for photovoltaic systems

Abstract

Sandia National Laboratories, working with Energy Sense Finance developed the proof-ofconcept PV Valueª tool in 2011 to provide real estate appraisers a tool that can be used to develop the market value and fair market value of a solar photovoltaic system. PV Valueª moved from a proof-of-concept spreadsheet to a commercial web-based tool developed and operated exclusively by Energy Sense Finance in June 2014. This paper presents the results of a survey aimed at different user categories in order to measure how the tool is being used in the marketplace as well as elicit information that can be used to improve the tools effectiveness.

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1323132
Report Number(s):
SAND2014-16948
536726
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Klise, Geoffrey Taylor. Market valuation perspectives for photovoltaic systems. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1323132.
Klise, Geoffrey Taylor. Market valuation perspectives for photovoltaic systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1323132.
Klise, Geoffrey Taylor. Fri . "Market valuation perspectives for photovoltaic systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1323132. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1323132.
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