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Title: The impact of retail electricity tariff evolution on solar photovoltaic deployment

Abstract

Here, this analysis explores the impact that the evolution of retail electricity tariffs can have on the deployment of solar photovoltaics. It suggests that ignoring the evolution of tariffs resulted in up to a 36% higher prediction of the capacity of distributed PV in 2050, compared to scenarios that represented tariff evolution. Critically, the evolution of tariffs had a negligible impact on the total generation from PV $-$ both utility-scale and distributed $-$ in the scenarios that were examined.

Authors:
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  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:
1409301
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-68849
Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; photovoltaics; solar; tariffs; rates; evolution; distributed; adoption; projection; dGen; ReEDS

Citation Formats

Gagnon, Pieter, Cole, Wesley J., Frew, Bethany, and Margolis, Robert. The impact of retail electricity tariff evolution on solar photovoltaic deployment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2017.10.003.
Gagnon, Pieter, Cole, Wesley J., Frew, Bethany, & Margolis, Robert. The impact of retail electricity tariff evolution on solar photovoltaic deployment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2017.10.003.
Gagnon, Pieter, Cole, Wesley J., Frew, Bethany, and Margolis, Robert. Fri . "The impact of retail electricity tariff evolution on solar photovoltaic deployment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2017.10.003.
@article{osti_1409301,
title = {The impact of retail electricity tariff evolution on solar photovoltaic deployment},
author = {Gagnon, Pieter and Cole, Wesley J. and Frew, Bethany and Margolis, Robert},
abstractNote = {Here, this analysis explores the impact that the evolution of retail electricity tariffs can have on the deployment of solar photovoltaics. It suggests that ignoring the evolution of tariffs resulted in up to a 36% higher prediction of the capacity of distributed PV in 2050, compared to scenarios that represented tariff evolution. Critically, the evolution of tariffs had a negligible impact on the total generation from PV $-$ both utility-scale and distributed $-$ in the scenarios that were examined.},
doi = {10.1016/j.tej.2017.10.003},
journal = {Electricity Journal},
number = 9,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Nov 10 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Nov 10 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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