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Title: Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice

Abstract

Increasing levels of financial support for customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, provided through publicly-funded incentive programs, has heightened concerns about the long-term performance of these systems. Given the barriers that customers face to ensuring that their PV systems perform well, and the responsibility that PV incentive programs bear to ensure that public funds are prudently spent, these programs should, and often do, play a critical role in ensuring that PV systems receiving incentives perform well. To provide a point of reference for assessing the current state of the art, and to inform program design efforts going forward, we examine the approaches to encouraging PV system performance used by 32 prominent PV incentive programs in the U.S. We identify eight general strategies or groups of related strategies that these programs have used to address performance issues, and highlight important differences in the implementation of these strategies among programs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
918662
Report Number(s):
LBNL-61643-Conf.
Journal ID: ISSN 1364-0321; R&D Project: E11201; BnR: 600303000; TRN: US200819%%386
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 4; Conference: SOLAR 2007, Cleveland, OH, July 7-12,2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION; PERFORMANCE; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES

Citation Formats

Barbose, Galen, Wiser, Ryan, and Bolinger, Mark. Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2007.01.002.
Barbose, Galen, Wiser, Ryan, & Bolinger, Mark. Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice. United States. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2007.01.002.
Barbose, Galen, Wiser, Ryan, and Bolinger, Mark. Fri . "Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice". United States. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2007.01.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/918662.
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title = {Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice},
author = {Barbose, Galen and Wiser, Ryan and Bolinger, Mark},
abstractNote = {Increasing levels of financial support for customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, provided through publicly-funded incentive programs, has heightened concerns about the long-term performance of these systems. Given the barriers that customers face to ensuring that their PV systems perform well, and the responsibility that PV incentive programs bear to ensure that public funds are prudently spent, these programs should, and often do, play a critical role in ensuring that PV systems receiving incentives perform well. To provide a point of reference for assessing the current state of the art, and to inform program design efforts going forward, we examine the approaches to encouraging PV system performance used by 32 prominent PV incentive programs in the U.S. We identify eight general strategies or groups of related strategies that these programs have used to address performance issues, and highlight important differences in the implementation of these strategies among programs.},
doi = {10.1016/j.rser.2007.01.002},
journal = {},
number = 4,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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