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Title: Low-Income Community Solar: Utility Return Considerations for Electric Cooperatives

Abstract

The objective of this short report is to identify project structures that make low-income community solar projects more cost-effective, replicable, and scalable, for electric cooperative and municipal utilities. This report explores the tradeoffs between providing energy bill savings for low-income subscribers and utility project returns, as well as some of the key lessons learned from existing successful low-income community solar pilot projects.

Authors:
 [1];  [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:
1432761
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-70536
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; solar technical assistance team; community solar; low income; solar; energy burden

Citation Formats

Aznar, Alexandra Y., and Gagne, Douglas A. Low-Income Community Solar: Utility Return Considerations for Electric Cooperatives. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1432761.
Aznar, Alexandra Y., & Gagne, Douglas A. Low-Income Community Solar: Utility Return Considerations for Electric Cooperatives. United States. doi:10.2172/1432761.
Aznar, Alexandra Y., and Gagne, Douglas A. Thu . "Low-Income Community Solar: Utility Return Considerations for Electric Cooperatives". United States. doi:10.2172/1432761. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432761.
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author = {Aznar, Alexandra Y. and Gagne, Douglas A.},
abstractNote = {The objective of this short report is to identify project structures that make low-income community solar projects more cost-effective, replicable, and scalable, for electric cooperative and municipal utilities. This report explores the tradeoffs between providing energy bill savings for low-income subscribers and utility project returns, as well as some of the key lessons learned from existing successful low-income community solar pilot projects.},
doi = {10.2172/1432761},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
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