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Title: Pathways for Off-site Corporate PV Procurement

Abstract

Through July 2017, corporate customers contracted for more than 2,300 MW of utility-scale solar. This paper examines the benefits, challenges, and outlooks for large-scale off-site solar purchasing through four pathways: power purchase agreements, retail choice, utility partnerships (green tariffs and bilateral contracts with utilities), and by becoming a licensed wholesale seller of electricity. Each pathway differs based on where in the United States it is available, the value provided to a corporate off-taker, and the ease of implementation. The paper concludes with a discussion of future pathway comparison, noting that to deploy more corporate off-site solar, new procurement pathways are needed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (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:
1390499
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-69081
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; corporate purchasing; voluntary market; soft costs; solar; utility-scale; green tariff; Power Purchase Agreement; wholesale supplier; retail choice

Citation Formats

Heeter, Jenny S. Pathways for Off-site Corporate PV Procurement. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Heeter, Jenny S. Pathways for Off-site Corporate PV Procurement. United States.
Heeter, Jenny S. Wed . "Pathways for Off-site Corporate PV Procurement". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1390499.
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year = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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