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Sample records for non-residential pv incentive

  1. LADWP - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program LADWP - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Local Government Nonprofit ...

  2. Duke Energy Carolinas- Non-Residential Smart $aver Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Duke Energy’s Smart $aver Incentive program offers rebates to non-residential customers to install energy efficient equipment in their facilities. All Duke Energy North Carolina nonresidential...

  3. SMUD- Non-Residential PV Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    As of August 2013, the current EPBI is $0.20/W CSI-AC; adjusted based on the expected performance of the system, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and...

  4. Solar PV Incentive Programs

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Development Authority Solar PV Incentive Programs Presentation at NREL Webinar on September 27, 2012 Frank Mace, Dana Levy "Advancing innovative energy solutions in ways that improve New York's economy and environment" A public benefit corporation established in 1975 to help New York State meet its energy goals: - Reducing energy consumption - Promoting the use of renewable energy sources - Protecting the environment What is NYSERDA? 2 of 14 Research & Development: - New &

  5. Riverside Public Utilities - Residential PV Incentive Program...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Riverside Public Utilities Website http:www.riversideca.govutilitiesresi-pv-incentive.asp State California Program Type Rebate Program Rebate Amount 0.50 per watt...

  6. Solar PV Incentive Programs | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Incentive Programs Solar PV Incentive Programs This presentation summarizes the information discussed by NYSERDA during the Best Practices in the Design of Utility Solar Programs Webinar on September 27, 2012. utility_design_nyserda_mace.pdf (378.85 KB) More Documents & Publications Best Practices in the Design of Utility Solar Programs NYSERDA's CHP Program Guide, 2010 NYSERDA's RPS Customer Sited Tier Fuel Cell Program

  7. California Solar Initiative- PV Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In January 2006, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a program -- the California Solar Initiative (CSI) -- to provide more than $2.3 billion in incentives for photovoltaic (...

  8. NY-Sun PV Incentive Program (Residential and Small Business)...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    NY-Sun CommercialIndustrial Incentive program that offers incentives for grid connected PV systems larger than 200 KW. The New York State Energy Research and Development...

  9. NY-Sun Commerical/ Industrial Incentive Program | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    incentives for installation of non-residential new grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are greater than 200 kW. Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first...

  10. SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and energy usage. Express Efficiency rebates for lighting, refrigeration, food service,...

  11. Designing Auction-Based PV Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Incentive payment, reporting and forecasting alignment - Forecast of future year incentive payments challenged by project in-service dates and actual production 7 Helping Utilities ...

  12. City of Healdsburg- PV Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Through the City of Healdsburg's PV Buy-down Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems. In keeping with SB1, (the California...

  13. Austin Energy- Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In order to qualify for this program, PV modules must be new and be listed on the California Energy Commission's Go Solar web site. In addition, all solar panels must have a 20-year manufacturer ...

  14. Made in Minnesota Solar PV Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Since January 2014, The Department of Commerce (DOC) has administered the Made in Minnesota Solar Energy Production Incentive pursuant to H.F. 729, which was enacted in May 2013. Systems must be ...

  15. AEP Appalachian Power- Non-Residential Prescriptive Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Appalachian Power Commercial and Industrial Standard Program helps non-residential customers implement standard energy efficiency projects through financial incentives to offset project costs....

  16. PG&E (Gas)- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers rebates and other incentives to non-residential natural gas customers to increase energy efficiency. 

  17. Grays Harbor PUD- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Grays Harbor PUD's Non-Residential Rebate Program offers financial incentives to its small and large commercial customers, agricultural customers, industrial customers, and institutional customers...

  18. Appalachian Power (Electric)- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Appalachian Power provides financial incentives to its non-residential customers to promote energy efficiency in their facilities. The incentive is designed as a custom program which provides $0.05...

  19. SoCalGas- Custom Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) offers non-residential customers incentive programs to encourage energy efficiency. More information about the incentive amounts and equipment...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-06-01

    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.

  1. Duke Energy (Electric)- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Duke Energy’s Smart $aver Incentive program offers prescriptive and custom rebates to non-residential customers to install energy efficient equipment in their facilities. All Duke Energy South...

  2. AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma- Non-Residential Efficiency Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    AEP Public Services Company of Oklahoma (PSO) offers several incentives and programs to non-residential customers who install energy efficiency measures.

  3. Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Reviewof Current Practice in the U.S.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-10-06

    In the U.S., the increasing 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 addressing PV system performance. 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 factors that affect performance, and describe key implementation details. Based on this review, we then offer recommendations for how PV incentive programs can be effectively designed to mitigate potential performance issues.

  4. Designing Auction-Based PV Incentives | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    More Documents & Publications ASHRAE draft regarding Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges California Energy Incentive Programs: An Annual Update on Key ...

  5. Designing PV Incentive Programs to Promote System Performance: AReview of Current Practice

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-11-12

    Some stakeholders continue to voice concerns about the performance of customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, particularly because these systems typically receive financial support through ratepayer- or publicly-funded programs. Although much remains to be understood about the extent and specific causes of poor PV system performance, several studies of the larger programs and markets have shed some light on the issue. An evaluation of the California Energy Commission (CEC)'s Emerging Renewables Program, for example, found that 7% of systems, in a sample of 95, had lower-than-expected power output due to shading or soiling (KEMA 2005). About 3% of a larger sample of 140 systems were not operating at all or were operating well below expected output, due to failed equipment, faulty installation workmanship, and/or a lack of basic maintenance. In a recent evaluation of the other statewide PV incentive program in California, the Self-Generation Incentive Program, 9 of 52 projects sampled were found to have annual capacity factors less than 14.5%, although reasons for these low capacity factors generally were not identified (Itron 2005). Studies of PV systems in Germany and Japan, the two largest PV markets worldwide, have also revealed some performance problems associated with issues such as shading, equipment and installation defects, inverter failure, and deviations from module manufacturers' specifications (Otani et al. 2004, Jahn & Nasse 2004). Although owners of PV systems have an inherent incentive to ensure that their systems perform well, many homeowners and building operators may lack the necessary information and expertise to carry out this task effectively. Given this barrier, and the responsibility of PV incentive programs to ensure that public funds are prudently spent, these programs should (and often do) play a critical role in promoting PV system performance. Performance-based incentives (PBIs), which are based on actual energy production rather than

  6. Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bolinger, Mark

    2009-01-09

    Installations of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years, growing from less than 20 MW in 2000 to nearly 500 MW at the end of 2007, a compound average annual growth rate of 59%. Of particular note is the increasing contribution of 'non-residential' grid-connected PV systems--defined here as those systems installed on the customer (rather than utility) side of the meter at commercial, institutional, non-profit, or governmental properties--to the overall growth trend. Although there is some uncertainty in the numbers, non-residential PV capacity grew from less than half of aggregate annual capacity installations in 2000-2002 to nearly two-thirds in 2007. This relative growth trend is expected to have continued through 2008. The non-residential sector's commanding lead in terms of installed capacity in recent years primarily reflects two important differences between the non-residential and residential markets: (1) the greater federal 'Tax Benefits'--including the 30% investment tax credit (ITC) and accelerated tax depreciation--provided to commercial (relative to residential) PV systems, at least historically (this relative tax advantage has largely disappeared starting in 2009) and (2) larger non-residential project size. These two attributes have attracted to the market a number of institutional investors (referred to in this report as 'Tax Investors') seeking to invest in PV projects primarily to capture their Tax Benefits. The presence of these Tax Investors, in turn, has fostered a variety of innovative approaches to financing non-residential PV systems. This financial innovation--which is the topic of this report--has helped to overcome some of the largest barriers to the adoption of non-residential PV, and is therefore partly responsible (along with the policy changes that have driven this innovation) for the rapid growth in the market seen in recent years.ii Specifically, due to financial

  7. SDG&E- Non-Residential On-Bill Financing Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    On-Bill Financing is available to any commercial or government-funded customer participating in an energy efficiency rebate or incentive program. The program is open to all non-residential...

  8. Tracking the Sun VIII. The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen L.; Darghouth, Naïm R.; Millstein, Dev; Spears, Mike; Wiser, Ryan H.; Buckley, Michael; Widiss, Rebecca; Grue, Nick

    2015-08-01

    Now in its eighth edition, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Tracking the Sun report series is dedicated to summarizing trends in the installed price of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The present report focuses on residential and nonresidential systems installed through year-end 2014, with preliminary trends for the first half of 2015. As noted in the text box below, this year’s report incorporates a number of important changes and enhancements. Among those changes, this year's report focuses solely on residential and nonresidential PV systems; data on utility-scale PV are reported in LBNL’s companion Utility-Scale Solar report series. Installed pricing trends presented within this report derive primarily from project-level data reported to state agencies and utilities that administer PV incentive programs, solar renewable energy credit (SREC) registration systems, or interconnection processes. In total, data were collected for roughly 400,000 individual PV systems, representing 81% of all U.S. residential and non-residential PV capacity installed through 2014 and 62% of capacity installed in 2014, though a smaller subset of this data were used in analysis.

  9. An Analysis of Residential PV System Price Differences between...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential photovoltaic (PV) systems were twice as expensive in the United States as in ... Tracking the Sun VIII: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic ...

  10. NY-Sun Commerical/Industrial Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through NY-Sun Commercial/Industrial Incentive Program (PON 3082) provides incentives for installation of non-residential new grid...

  11. SMECO - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Clothes Washer: 200 Water Cooler: 100 Room AC: 25 Dehumidifier: 25 Spray Rinse Valves: 75 Summary Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's (SMECO) Non-Residential Energy...

  12. Solar Works! In Seattle: Introduction to Solar Electric (PV)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation slides from residential PV workshop. Also covers general solar resource assessment, siting and financial incentives.

  13. New Berkeley Lab Report Tracks a Decade of PV Installed Cost Trends

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen; Peterman, Carla; Wiser, Ryan

    2009-04-15

    Installations of PV systems have been expanding at a rapid pace in recent years. In the United States, the market for PV is driven by national, state, and local government incentives, including upfront cash rebates, production-based incentives, requirements that electricity suppliers purchase a certain amount of solar energy, and Federal and state tax benefits. These programs are, in part, motivated by the popular appeal of solar energy and by the positive attributes of PV - e.g., modest environmental impacts, avoidance of fuel price risks, coincidence with peak electrical demand, and the location of PV at the point of use. Given the relatively high cost of PV, however, a key goal of these policies is to encourage cost reductions over time. Therefore, as policy incentives have become more significant and as PV deployment has accelerated, so too has the desire to track the installed cost of PV systems over time, by system characteristics, by system location, and by component. A new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report, 'Tracking the Sun: The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the U.S. from 1998-2007', helps to fill this need by summarizing trends in the installed cost (i.e., the cost paid by the system owner) of grid-connected PV systems in the U.S. The report is based on an analysis of project-level cost data from nearly 37,000 residential and non-residential PV systems completed from 1998-2007 and installed on the utility-customer-side of the meter. These systems total 363 MW, equal to 76% of all grid-connected PV capacity installed in the U.S. through 2007, representing the most comprehensive data source available on the installed cost of PV in the United States. The data were obtained from administrators of PV incentive programs around the country, who typically collect installed cost data for systems receiving incentives. A total of 16 programs, spanning 12 states, ultimately provided data for the study. Reflecting the broader geographical trends in the

  14. Property:Incentive/MaxInc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    + 20% of the annual C&I Standard Offer Program budget AEP SWEPCO - SMART Source Solar PV Program (Texas) + Residential: 15,000
    Non-residential: 30,000 AEP Texas Central...

  15. AEP Appalachian Power- Non-Residential Custom Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Appalachian Power Custom C&I program offers custom incentives for some of the more common energy efficiency measures. Program incentives are available under the Custom C&I program to ...

  16. PECO Energy (Electric)- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Government and Non-profit organizations (GNI) can qualify for additional equipment incentives, including street/traffic lighting. GNI incentives typically run 20 percent higher than C&I...

  17. Duke Energy- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Duke Energy offers a variety of incentives through its “Smart $aver Incentive Program” for commercial and industrial customers installing energy efficient equipment in their facilities. Any of...

  18. Property:Incentive/StartDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Massachusetts Municipal Commercial Industrial Incentive Program (Massachusetts) Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption (Iowa) N NY-Sun PV Incentive Program (New York)...

  19. Solar Electric Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Trust of Oregon’s Solar Electric Incentive Program, launched in May 2003, is available to customers of Pacific Power and PGE who install new photovoltaic (PV) systems on new or existing...

  20. Eau Claire Energy Cooperative - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Variable Drives and Compressors: 1,000 Program Info Sector Name Utility Administrator Eau Claire Energy Cooperative Website http:www.ecec.comcontentmain.php?buttonIncentive...

  1. SMUD- PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or the installer. PV equipment listed on the CEC Approved Equipment list is eligible for incentives: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment...

  2. California Solar Initiative- PV Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    '''Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) have reached their budget limits for residential rebates. Both utilities will continue accepting applications for...

  3. Turlock Irrigation District- PV Rebate

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers an incentive program to their customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. In keeping with the terms of the California Solar Initiative, the inc...

  4. National Fuel (Gas)- Large Non-Residential Conservation Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NOTE: This program is a part of NYSERDA's Exisiting Facilities Program. More information about application and incentives for this program is provided in the Existing Facilties program, and...

  5. Dominion Virginia Power- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

     Dominion Virginia Power provides a number of rebates to customers for the installation of energy efficient equipment and measures. Incentives are available for Energy Audit, Duct Sealing, Lighting...

  6. DEMEC Member Utilities- Green Energy Program Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Delaware's municipal utilities provide incentives for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind, geothermal, and fuel cell systems installed by their electric customers. Eligibility is limited...

  7. Delaware Electric Cooperative- Green Energy Program Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) provides incentives for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind, fuel cells, and geothermal installed by DEC member-owners. Eligibility is limited to ...

  8. Photovoltaic Incentive Design Handbook

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoff, T. E.

    2006-12-01

    Investments in customer-owned grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are growing at a steady pace. This is due, in part, to the availability of attractive economic incentives offered by public state agencies and utilities. In the United States, these incentives have largely been upfront lump payments tied to the system capacity rating. While capacity-based ''buydowns'' have stimulated the domestic PV market, they have been criticized for subsidizing systems with potentially poor energy performance. As a result, the industry has been forced to consider alternative incentive structures, particularly ones that pay based on long-term measured performance. The industry, however, lacks consensus in the debate over the tradeoffs between upfront incentive payments versus longer-term payments for energy delivery. This handbook is designed for agencies and utilities that offer or intend to offer incentive programs for customer-owned PV systems. Its purpose is to help select, design, and implement incentive programs that best meet programmatic goals. The handbook begins with a discussion of the various available incentive structures and then provides qualitative and quantitative tools necessary to design the most appropriate incentive structure. It concludes with program administration considerations.

  9. SoCalGas- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) offers non-residential customer rebates to encourage energy efficiency. More information about rebates and equipment requirements can be found at the...

  10. Public goods and private interests: Understanding non-residential demand for green power

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wiser, Ryan H.; Fowlie, Meredith; Holt, Edward A.

    2001-01-01

    This article presents the results of the first large-scale mail survey of non-residential green power customers in the United States. The survey explored the motivations, attitudes, and experiences of 464 business, non-profit, and public-sector customers that have voluntarily opted to purchase - and frequently pay a premium for - renewable electricity. Results of this study should be of value to marketers interested in targeting these customer segments, to policy makers interested in fostering and understanding non-residential demand for green power, and to academics pondering the motivations for firms to engage in such voluntary environmental initiatives.

  11. Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sathaye, Jayant; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Iyer, Maithili; McNeil, Michael; Kramer, Klaas Jan; Roy, Joyashree; Roy, Moumita; Chowdhury, Shreya Roy

    2011-04-15

    This report analyzed the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the non-residential building and the industrial sectors in India. The first two sections describe the research and analysis supporting the establishment of baseline energy consumption using a bottom up approach for the non residential sector and for the industry sector respectively. The third section covers the explanation of a modeling framework where GHG emissions are projected according to a baseline scenario and alternative scenarios that account for the implementation of cleaner technology.

  12. City of Lompoc Utilities- PV Rebate Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    City of Lompoc Utilities provides rebates to its electric customers who purchase and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate is $1.00 per watt-AC. The incentive amount may not exceed 50% the...

  13. Plumas-Sierra REC- PV Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Plumas-Sierra REC offers an incentive for its customers to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses. Rebates are available for qualifying systems between one kilowatt (kW) and 25...

  14. Property:Incentive/Auth4Link | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Energy Tax Credit (Oregon) + http:www.leg.state.or.usors469.html + C California Solar Initiative - PV Incentives (California) + http:docs.cpuc.ca.govPublished...

  15. Property:Incentive/Auth3Link | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    (California) + http:docs.cpuc.ca.govPUBLISHEDFINALDECISION139683.htm + California Solar Initiative - PV Incentives (California) + http:www.cpuc.ca.govpublished...

  16. Central Lincoln People's Utility District- Renewable Energy Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Central Lincoln People's Utility District provides financial incentives for its commercial and residential customers to install photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, wind, and hydro electric...

  17. DEMEC Member Utilities- Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Delaware's municipal utilities provide incentives for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind, geothermal, and fuel cell systems installed by their electric customers. Eligibility is limited...

  18. PV Hourly Simulation Tool

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2010-12-31

    This software requires inputs of simple general building characteristics and usage information to calculate the energy and cost benefits of solar PV. This tool conducts and complex hourly simulation of solar PV based primarily on the area available on the rooftop. It uses a simplified efficiency calculation method and real panel characteristics. It includes a detailed rate structure to account for time-of-use rates, on-peak and off-peak pricing, and multiple rate seasons. This tool includes themore » option for advanced system design inputs if they are known. This tool calculates energy savings, demand reduction, cost savings, incentives and building life cycle costs including: simple payback, discounted payback, net-present value, and savings to investment ratio. In addition this tool also displays the environmental benefits of a project.« less

  19. PV Solar Site Assessment (Milwaukee High School)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The purpose of this assessment is to provide site-specific information on how a solar electric (also referred to as a photovoltaic, or PV) system would perform at your location, including information on estimated physical size, rated output, energy production, costs, financial incentives and mounting options. Site assessors are required to present unbiased information and may not recommend contractors or products.

  20. City of San Francisco- Solar Energy Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The City and County of San Francisco, through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), are providing incentives to residents, businesses and non-profits who install photovoltaic (PV)...

  1. Impact of residential PV adoption on Retail Electricity Rates

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Cai, DWH; Adlakha, S; Low, SH; De Martini, P; Chandy, KM

    2013-11-01

    The price of electricity supplied from home rooftop photo voltaic (PV) solar cells has fallen below the retail price of grid electricity in some areas. A number of residential households have an economic incentive to install rooftop PV systems and reduce their purchases of electricity from the grid. A significant portion of the costs incurred by utility companies are fixed costs which must be recovered even as consumption falls. Electricity rates must increase in order for utility companies to recover fixed costs from shrinking sales bases. Increasing rates will, in turn, result in even more economic incentives for customers to adopt rooftop PV. In this paper, we model this feedback between PV adoption and electricity rates and study its impact on future PV penetration and net-metering costs. We find that the most important parameter that determines whether this feedback has an effect is the fraction of customers who adopt PV in any year based solely on the money saved by doing so in that year, independent of the uncertainties of future years. These uncertainties include possible changes in rate structures such as the introduction of connection charges, the possibility of PV prices dropping significantly in the future, possible changes in tax incentives, and confidence in the reliability and maintainability of PV. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Measured energy savings from the application of reflective roofsin 2 small non-residential buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Akbari, Hashem

    2003-01-14

    Energy use and environmental parameters were monitored in two small (14.9 m{sup 2}) non-residential buildings during the summer of 2000. The buildings were initially monitored for about 1 1/2 months to establish a base condition. The roofs of the buildings were then painted with a white coating and the monitoring was continued. The original solar reflectivities of the roofs were about 26%; after the application of roof coatings the reflectivities increased to about 72%. The monitored electricity savings were about 0.5kWh per day (33 Wh/m2 per day). The estimated annual savings are about 125kWh per year (8.4 kWh/m2); at a cost of $0.1/kWh, savings are about $0.86/m2 per year. Obviously, it costs significantly more than this amount to coat the roofs with reflective coating, particularly because of the remote locations of these buildings. However, since the prefabricated roofs are already painted green at the factory, painting them a white (reflective) color would bring no additional cost. Hence, a reflective roof saves energy at no incremental cost.

  3. Sandia Energy - PV Value

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    PV Value Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Solar Market Transformation PV Value PV ValueTara Camacho-Lopez2015-06-12T20:36:38+00:0...

  4. Third-Party Financing and Power Purchase Agreements for Public Sector PV

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Projects | Department of Energy Third-Party Financing and Power Purchase Agreements for Public Sector PV Projects Third-Party Financing and Power Purchase Agreements for Public Sector PV Projects Introductory presentation on the third party PPA model for public sector PV. Date May 2009 Topic Solar Basics & Educating Consumers Financing, Incentives & Market Analysis Subprogram Soft Costs Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory may_27th_ppa_for_pv_webinar_jason_coughlin_nrel.ppt

  5. Supported PV module assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mascolo, Gianluigi; Taggart, David F.; Botkin, Jonathan D.; Edgett, Christopher S.

    2013-10-15

    A supported PV assembly may include a PV module comprising a PV panel and PV module supports including module supports having a support surface supporting the module, a module registration member engaging the PV module to properly position the PV module on the module support, and a mounting element. In some embodiments the PV module registration members engage only the external surfaces of the PV modules at the corners. In some embodiments the assembly includes a wind deflector with ballast secured to a least one of the PV module supports and the wind deflector. An array of the assemblies can be secured to one another at their corners to prevent horizontal separation of the adjacent corners while permitting the PV modules to flex relative to one another so to permit the array of PV modules to follow a contour of the support surface.

  6. SunShot Solar PV | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar PV SunShot Solar PV

  7. incentive2

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8-03 INSPECTION REPORT The Fiscal Year 1996 Performance Based Incentive Program at the Savannah River Operations Office May 1998 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview Introduction and Objective ....................................................1 Observations and Conclusions .............................................3 Findings and Recommendations .......................................4 Savannah River PBI Program Experienced

  8. EPRI-Sandia PV Systems Symposium - PV Distribution Systems Modeling...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    EPRI-Sandia PV Systems Symposium - PV Distribution Systems Modeling Workshop Agenda (draft) PV Distribution System Modeling Workshop - Draft Agenda as of May 1 This one-day ...

  9. Sunergie PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Sunergie PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sunergie PV Place: Perpignan, France Zip: 66000 Product: Perpignan-based project developer. References: Sunergie PV1 This article is...

  10. Incentive Pass-through for Residential Solar Systems in California

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has grown rapidly over the last decade, partly because of various government incentives. In the United States, those established in California are among the largest and longest-running incentives. Building on past research, this report addresses the still-unanswered question: to what degree have the direct PV incentives in California been passed along from installers to consumers? This report addresses this question by carefully examining the residential PV market in California and applying both a structural-modeling approach and a reduced-form regression analysis to estimate the incentive pass-through rate. The results suggest an average pass-through rate of direct incentives of nearly 100%, but with regional differences among California counties. While these results could have multiple explanations, they suggest a relatively competitive market and well-functioning subsidy program. Further analysis is required to determine whether similar results broadly apply to other states, to other customer segments, to all third-party-owned PV systems, or to all forms of financial incentives for solar.

  11. Sandia Energy - PV Publications

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Publications Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Publications PV PublicationsTara Camacho-Lopez2016-01-05T23:50:37+00:00 Recent...

  12. Energy 101: Solar PV

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power...

  13. Energy 101: Solar PV

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-01-01

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.

  14. Energy 101: Solar PV

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2016-07-12

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.

  15. Category:Financial Incentives Incentive Types | Open Energy Informatio...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Performance-Based Incentive Personal Tax Incentives P cont. Property Tax Incentives R Rebate Programs S Sales Tax Incentives U Utility Rate Discounts Retrieved from "http:...

  16. Conergy PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Conergy PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Conergy PV Place: Germany Product: A holding company that was formed to group all Conergy AG's PV activities. References: Conergy PV1...

  17. Understanding the Complexities of Subnational Incentives in Supporting a National Market for Distributed Photovoltaics

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bush, B.; Doris, E.; Getman, D.

    2014-09-01

    Subnational policies pertaining to photovoltaic (PV) systems have increased in volume in recent years and federal incentives are set to be phased out over the next few. Understanding how subnational policies function within and across jurisdictions, thereby impacting PV market development, informs policy decision making. This report was developed for subnational policy-makers and researchers in order to aid the analysis on the function of PV system incentives within the emerging PV deployment market. The analysis presented is based on a 'logic engine,' a database tool using existing state, utility, and local incentives allowing users to see the interrelationships between PV system incentives and parameters, such as geographic location, technology specifications, and financial factors. Depending on how it is queried, the database can yield insights into which combinations of incentives are available and most advantageous to the PV system owner or developer under particular circumstances. This is useful both for individual system developers to identify the most advantageous incentive packages that they qualify for as well as for researchers and policymakers to better understand the patch work of incentives nationwide as well as how they drive the market.

  18. Dynamic Model Validation of PV Inverters Under Short-Circuit Conditions: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Bravo, R.; Gevorgian, V.

    2013-03-01

    Photovoltaic (PV) modules have dramatically decreased in price in the past few years, spurring the expansion of photovoltaic deployment. Residential and commercial rooftop installations are connected to the distribution network; large-scale installation PV power plants (PVPs) have benefited from tax incentives and the low cost of PV modules. As the level penetration of PV generation increases, the impact on power system reliability will also be greater. Utility power system planners must consider the role of PV generation in power systems more realistically by representing PV generation in dynamic stability analyses. Dynamic models of PV inverters have been developed in the positive sequence representation. NREL has developed a PV inverter dynamic model in PSCAD/EMTDC. This paper validates the dynamic model with an actual hardware bench test conducted by Southern California Edison's Distributed Energy Resources laboratory. All the fault combinations -- symmetrical and unsymmetrical -- were performed in the laboratory. We compare the simulation results with the bench test results.

  19. Stabilized PV system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

    2002-12-17

    A stabilized PV system comprises an array of photovoltaic (PV) assemblies mounted to a support surface. Each PV assembly comprises a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the support surface. The array of modules is circumscribed by a continuous, belt-like perimeter assembly. Cross strapping, extending above, below or through the array, or some combination of above, below and through the array, secures a first position along the perimeter assembly to at least a second position along the perimeter assembly thereby stabilizing the array against wind uplift forces. The first and second positions may be on opposite sides on the array.

  20. Fire resistant PV shingle assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lenox, Carl J.

    2012-10-02

    A fire resistant PV shingle assembly includes a PV assembly, including PV body, a fire shield and a connection member connecting the fire shield below the PV body, and a support and inter-engagement assembly. The support and inter-engagement assembly is mounted to the PV assembly and comprises a vertical support element, supporting the PV assembly above a support surface, an upper interlock element, positioned towards the upper PV edge, and a lower interlock element, positioned towards the lower PV edge. The upper interlock element of one PV shingle assembly is inter-engageable with the lower interlock element of an adjacent PV shingle assembly. In some embodiments the PV shingle assembly may comprise a ventilation path below the PV body. The PV body may be slidably mounted to the connection member to facilitate removal of the PV body.

  1. PV Research & Development Activities

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... to challenging problems facing the PV industry. In addition, with its world class silicon, III-V multi-junction, and thin film research fabrication facilities, Sandia ...

  2. 2010 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 22, 2010 John Wohlgemuth Brings PV Reliability, Standards Expertise to NREL The ... who specializes in documenting failures in silicon and thin-film photovoltaic modules. ...

  3. 2014 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). ...

  4. Sandia Energy - Tutorial on PV System Modeling

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tutorial on PV System Modeling Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Modeling & Analysis Tutorial on PV System Modeling Tutorial on PV...

  5. STEP Request For Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    STEP Request For Incentives, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  6. Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator ...

  7. Sandia Energy - PV Modeling & Analysis

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    PV Modeling & Analysis Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Modeling & Analysis PV Modeling & AnalysisTara Camacho-Lopez2015-05-11T20:03...

  8. PV Systems | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Systems Place: Wales, United Kingdom Zip: CF15 7JD Product: Welsh building integrated PV (BIPV) company References: PV Systems1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by...

  9. Sunshine PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Place: Taiwan Sector: Solar Product: Taiwan-based subsidiary of Solartech Energy and thin-film PV module supplier. References: Sunshine PV1 This article is a stub. You can...

  10. PV_LIB Toolbox

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2012-09-11

    While an organized source of reference information on PV performance modeling is certainly valuable, there is nothing to match the availability of actual examples of modeling algorithms being used in practice. To meet this need, Sandia has developed a PV performance modeling toolbox (PV_LIB) for Matlab. It contains a set of well-documented, open source functions and example scripts showing the functions being used in practical examples. This toolbox is meant to help make the multi-stepmore » process of modeling a PV system more transparent and provide the means for model users to validate and understand the models they use and or develop. It is fully integrated into Matlab’s help and documentation utilities. The PV_LIB Toolbox provides more than 30 functions that are sorted into four categories« less

  11. Ambiental PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Ambiental PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Ambiental PV Place: Bahia, Brazil Zip: 40140-380 Sector: Carbon Product: Bahia-based carbon consultancy firm. References: Ambiental...

  12. GridPV Toolbox

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Broderick, Robert; Quiroz, Jimmy; Grijalva, Santiago; Reno, Matthew; Coogan, Kyle

    2014-07-15

    Matlab Toolbox for simulating the impact of solar energy on the distribution grid. The majority of the functions are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving GridPV Toolbox information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in the OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feeder on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions.

  13. GridPV Toolbox

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2014-07-15

    Matlab Toolbox for simulating the impact of solar energy on the distribution grid. The majority of the functions are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving GridPV Toolbox information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in the OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feedermore » on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions.« less

  14. Business Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is a list of equipment categories for which incentives are available, with short descriptions of some eligible technologies. Interested parties should see the program web site for incentive...

  15. Duke Energy Progress- SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To participate in the program, the customer must surrender all their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs*) to Duke Energy Progress for a period of five years and they will receive the $4.50 per kW b...

  16. 2013 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun ...

  17. 2011 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. December 20, 2011 NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy's National ...

  18. Grid integrated distributed PV (GridPV).

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Reno, Matthew J.; Coogan, Kyle

    2013-08-01

    This manual provides the documentation of the MATLAB toolbox of functions for using OpenDSS to simulate the impact of solar energy on the distribution system. The majority of the functions are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in the OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feeder on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions. Each function in the toolbox is documented with the function use syntax, full description, function input list, function output list, example use, and example output.

  19. Jiangxi Solar PV Corp JSPV aka Solar PV Corporation | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Solar PV Corp JSPV aka Solar PV Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name: Jiangxi Solar PV Corp (JSPV, aka Solar PV Corporation ) Place: Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, China Zip:...

  20. PV Value | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Value PV Value PV Value Sandia National Laboratories has developed a prospective model of determining the value of PV. Sandia uses an income capitalization approach, which considers the present value of future energy production to determine the remaining value of a PV system. An online tool developed by Energy Sense Finance, has been released to the public. https://www.pvvalue.com/ PV Value (332.15 KB) More Documents & Publications PV Value® Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy: How States

  1. Tracking the Sun VIII: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Now in its eighth edition, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Tracking the Sun report series is dedicated to summarizing trends in the installed price of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The present report focuses on residential and nonresidential systems installed through year-end 2014, with preliminary trends for the first half of 2015.

  2. Sustaining Cost-Effective Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presents how understanding the way in which customers' minds process incentives can help energy efficiency programs structure effective incentives.

  3. Photovoltaics (PV) as an Eligible Measure in Residential PACE Programs: Benefits and Challenges (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Coughlin, J.

    2010-06-01

    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is one of several new financial models broadening access to clean energy by addressing the barrier of initial capital cost. The majority of the PACE programs in the market today include PV as an eligible measure. PV appeals to homeowners as a way to reduce utility bills, self-generate sustainable power, increase energy independence and demonstrate a commitment to the environment. If substantial state incentives for PV exist, PV projects can be economic under PACE, especially when partnered with good net metering policies. At the same time, PV is expensive relative to other eligible measures with a return on investment horizon that might exceed program targets. This fact sheet reviews the benefits and potential challenges of including PV in PACE programs.

  4. Mitigating the Impacts of Uncontrolled Air Flow on Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Demand in Non-Residential Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hugh I. Henderson; Jensen Zhang; James B. Cummings; Terry Brennan

    2006-07-31

    This multi-faceted study evaluated several aspects of uncontrolled air flows in commercial buildings in both Northern and Southern climates. Field data were collected from 25 small commercial buildings in New York State to understand baseline conditions for Northern buildings. Laboratory wall assembly testing was completed at Syracuse University to understand the impact of typical air leakage pathways on heat and moisture transport within wall assemblies for both Northern and Southern building applications. The experimental data from the laboratory tests were used to verify detailed heat and moisture (HAM) simulation models that could be used to evaluate a wider array of building applications and situations. Whole building testing at FSEC's Building Science Laboratory (BSL) systematically evaluated the energy and IAQ impacts of duct leakage with various attic and ceiling configurations. This systematic test carefully controlled all aspects of building performance to quantify the impact of duct leakage and unbalanced flow. The newest features of the EnergyPlus building simulation tool were used to model the combined impacts of duct leakage, ceiling leakage, unbalanced flows, and air conditioner performance. The experimental data provided the basis to validate the simulation model so it could be used to study the impact of duct leakage over a wide range of climates and applications. The overall objective of this project was to transfer work and knowledge that has been done on uncontrolled air flow in non-residential buildings in Florida to a national basis. This objective was implemented by means of four tasks: (1) Field testing and monitoring of uncontrolled air flow in a sample of New York buildings; (2) Detailed wall assembly laboratory measurements and modeling; (3) Whole building experiments and simulation of uncontrolled air flows; and (4) Develop and implement training on uncontrolled air flows for Practitioners in New York State.

  5. Jinzhou Boyang PV Technology | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Boyang PV Technology Place: Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China Product: China-based PV product manufacturer. It is also engaged in the design and installation of PV power...

  6. The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    The Open PV Project (Redirected from Open PV) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Open PV Project AgencyCompany Organization: National Renewable Energy...

  7. Hunan Huayuan PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Huayuan PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Hunan Huayuan PV Place: Hunan Province, China Product: State-owned PV wafer maker based in China's Hunan Province. References: Hunan...

  8. Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Name: Teksun PV Manufacturing Inc Address: 401 Congress Ave Place: Austin, Texas Zip:...

  9. NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is unique in its requirement for all organizations

  10. Open PV Project: Unlocking PV Installation Data (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2012-04-01

    This brochure summarizes the Open PV Project, a collaborative effort of government, industry, and the public to compile a comprehensive database of PV installations in the United States. The brochure outlines the purpose and history of the project as well as the main capabilities and benefits of the online Open PV tool. The brochure also introduces how features of the tool are used, and it describes the sources and characteristics of Open PV's data and data collection processes.

  11. State and Local Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    To help you make energy efficiency improvements in your commercial building, your state and/or local community might offer incentives or have special programs.

  12. Effective Incentive Structures

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presents an in-depth look at effective incentive structures, how to clarify your program goals, and tips to plan for the long term.

  13. Hopper Scaling Incentive Program

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Scaling Incentive Program Hopper Scaling Incentive Program August 30, 2011 by Francesca Verdier For projects that haven't yet scaled their codes to 683 or more nodes (which is the level at which a job is considered "big" on hopper) NERSC is offering scaling incentives, mostly focused on the use of OpenMP. For some codes, adding OpenMP directives will allow you to scale up and run bigger science problems. For users accepted in the Scaling Incentive Program: First, you'll need to

  14. Sandia Energy - PV Program Disclaimer

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    PV Program Disclaimersspope2015-03-23T21:15:29+00:00 PV Program Disclaimer The Photovoltaic Projects at Sandia National Laboratories support the development and deployment of...

  15. Sandia Energy - PV Systems Reliability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Systems Reliability Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Systems Reliability PV Systems ReliabilityCoryne Tasca2015-05-08T03:40:54+00:00...

  16. PV Value | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Value is a web-based tool that calculates the energy production value for a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system. The tool is Uniform Standards of Progressional ...

  17. Ukiah Utilities- PV Buydown Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Through Ukiah Utilities’ PV Buydown Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for a $1.40-per-watt AC rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems up to a maximum system size of...

  18. Kenmos PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    navigation, search Name: Kenmos PV Place: Tainan, Taiwan Sector: Solar Product: Solar business unit of Kenmos Technology which was set up in Sep 2007, to produce thin film PV...

  19. PV Trackers | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Trackers Jump to: navigation, search Name: PV Trackers Product: Designer of dual axis trackers References: PV Trackers1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding...

  20. List of Hydrogen Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 61 Hydrogen Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 61) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible...

  1. Solar PV and Glare Factsheet

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A common misconception about solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is that they inherently cause or create "too much" glare, posing a nuisance to neighbors and a safety risk for pilots. While solar PV systems can produce glare, light absorption - rather than reflection - is central to the function of solar PV panels. This fact sheet describes the basic issues surrounding glare from solar PV panels, the new Federal Aviation Administration guidance, and the implications for local governments.

  2. Modeling Distribution Connected PV and Interconnection Study...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Half PV Full PV Long-Term PV Variability Tap Change Analysis Voltage regulators were ... between smart inverters and regulator load drop compensator control 9 Base Case With PV ...

  3. Delta PV Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Delta PV Pvt Ltd Place: India Product: Focused on PV cells and modules. References: Delta PV Pvt Ltd1 This article is a stub. You can...

  4. Testing for PV Reliability (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kurtz, S.; Bansal, S.

    2014-09-01

    The DOE SUNSHOT workshop is seeking input from the community about PV reliability and how the DOE might address gaps in understanding. This presentation describes the types of testing that are needed for PV reliability and introduces a discussion to identify gaps in our understanding of PV reliability testing.

  5. 2015 PV Module Reliability Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosts an annual Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop so that solar technology experts can share information leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Improvements to module reliability reduce the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology—both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

  6. U.S. Aims for Zero-Energy: Support for PV on New Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-05-11

    As a market segment for solar photovoltaic (PV) adoption, new homes have a number of attractive attributes. Homebuyers can easily roll the cost of the PV system into their mortgage and, with rebates or other financial incentives, potentially realize an immediate net positive cash flow from the investment. PV system performance can be optimized by taking roof orientation, shading, and other structural factors into account in the design of new homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), which are subject to fewer aesthetic concerns than traditional, rack-mounted systems, are well-suited to new construction applications. In large new residential developments, costs can be reduced through bulk purchases and scale economies in system design and installation. Finally, the ability to install PV as a standard feature in new developments - like common household appliances - creates an opportunity to circumvent the high transaction costs and other barriers typically confronted when each individual homeowner must make a distinct PV purchase decision.

  7. 2015 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. December 17, 2015 NREL Records Progress Toward Understanding of Nanotubes Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made progress towards answering a fundamental question about single-walled carbon nanotubes: do absorbed photons create only neutral excitations (excitons) or are some free charges created also? December 11, 2015 NREL Reveals Benefits of O2 Contact with Defects in 2D

  8. 2007 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. November 29, 2007 Assistant Secretary Announces New Solar Initiative Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, today announced a new solar energy initiative designed to speed adoption of low-cost concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies into the marketplace. November 8, 2007 Wakonda Technologies is the Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year A small company commercializing a novel solar

  9. 2008 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. November 13, 2008 NREL and Private Industry Begin Nationwide Solar Measuring Network The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and IBERDROLA RENEWABLES have jointly deployed the first of several solar resource measuring stations as part of a planned instrumentation network throughout the United States. November 13, 2008 NREL and Private Industry Begin Nationwide Solar Measuring Network The U.S.

  10. 2009 News | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    9 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. July 30, 2009 NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Raffaelle most recently has been Academic Director for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Director of the NanoPower Research Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

  11. Habdank PV Montagesysteme GmbH Co KG Habdank PV Mounting Systems...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Germany Zip: 73037 Product: Germany-based manufacturer of mounting systems for PV installations. References: Habdank PV-Montagesysteme GmbH & Co KG Habdank PV Mounting...

  12. New Homes Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Most incentives are based on a home's Energy Performance Score (EPS), a measurement tool that assesses a home's energy consumption, estimated utility costs and carbon impact. The EPS allows...

  13. Solar Thermal Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NOTE: The incentive amounts for the program was updated effective July 17, 2015. Applications are being received until December 15, 2015 or, until the funds are exhausted. 

  14. LADWP- Solar Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) Solar Incentive Program began in 2000, with a funding level of $150 million. The California Solar Initiative, created in 2007 upon the...

  15. Biomass Energy Production Incentive

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2007 South Carolina enacted the Energy Freedom and Rural Development Act, which provides production incentives for certain biomass-energy facilities. Eligible systems earn $0.01 per kilowatt-h...

  16. Aligning Incentives With Program Goals

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Presents techniques used by Michigan Saves to increase participation and provide greater incentives.

  17. Federal Incentives for Water Power

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-04-05

    This factsheet lists the major federal incentives for water power technologies available as of April 2013.

  18. Characterizing Shading Losses on Partially Shaded PV Systems (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Deline, C.

    2010-09-23

    Presentation on shaded PV power loss, practical issues with modeling shaded PV, and methods of implementing partially shaded PV modeling.

  19. PV Validation and Bankability Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document summarizes the information given on Aug. 29, 2011, on the survey results of the PV Validation and Bankability Workshop on Aug. 31, 2011.

  20. Jinzhou Prime Solar PV Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Jinzhou Prime Solar PV Technology Co Ltd Place: China Product: The company produces pv cell and develops pv project....

  1. BeyondPV Co Ltd Bayang Solar PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Co Ltd (Bayang Solar PV) Place: Tainan, Taiwan Zip: 70955 Product: BeyondPV is an a-Si thin-film silicon PV maker based in southern Taiwan. References: BeyondPV Co Ltd (Bayang...

  2. PV Crystalox Solar AG formerly PV Silicon AG | Open Energy Information

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    PV Crystalox Solar AG formerly PV Silicon AG Jump to: navigation, search Name: PV Crystalox Solar AG (formerly PV Silicon AG) Place: Abingdon, England, United Kingdom Zip: OX14 4SE...

  3. Value Proposition for High Lifetime (p-type) and Thin Silicon Materials in Solar PV Applications: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Goodrich, A.; Woodhouse, M.; Hacke, P.

    2012-06-01

    Most silicon PV road maps forecast a continued reduction in wafer thickness, despite rapid declines in the primary incentive for doing so -- polysilicon feedstock price. Another common feature of most silicon-technology forecasts is the quest for ever-higher device performance at the lowest possible costs. The authors present data from device-performance and manufacturing- and system-installation cost models to quantitatively establish the incentives for manufacturers to pursue advanced (thin) wafer and (high efficiency) cell technologies, in an age of reduced feedstock prices. This analysis exhaustively considers the value proposition for high lifetime (p-type) silicon materials across the entire c-Si PV supply chain.

  4. Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices

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    Yang, Rui Q.; Tian, Zhaobing; Mishima, Tetsuya D.; Santos, Michael B.; Johnson, Matthew B.; Klem, John F.

    2015-10-20

    A photovoltaic (PV) device, comprising a PV interband cascade (IC) stage, wherein the IC PV stage comprises an absorption region with a band gap, the absorption region configured to absorb photons, an intraband transport region configured to act as a hole barrier, and an interband tunneling region configured to act as an electron barrier. An IC PV architecture for a photovoltaic device, the IC PV architecture comprising an absorption region, an intraband transport region coupled to the absorption region, and an interband tunneling region coupled to the intraband transport region and to the adjacent absorption region, wherein the absorption region, the intraband transport region, and the interband tunneling region are positioned such that electrons will flow from the absorption region to the intraband transport region to the interband tunneling region.

  5. Energy Incentive Programs, North Dakota | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sioux Valley Energy offers rebates to non-residential customers for installing efficient lighting and heat pumps. What load managementdemand response options are available to me? ...

  6. PV Nano Cell | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Cell Jump to: navigation, search Name: PV Nano Cell Place: Israel Product: Israel-based firm focused on PV nano cell technology. References: PV Nano Cell1 This article is a stub....

  7. All Solar PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Solar PV Jump to: navigation, search Logo: All Solar PV Name: All Solar PV Address: 1407-4-105 Century East,Daliushu Road Place: Beijing, China Sector: Solar Product: Solar Energy...

  8. PV World Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    World Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: PV World Co Ltd Place: Singapore Product: Singapore-based PV module manufacturer. References: PV World Co Ltd1 This article is a...

  9. Gansu PV Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Gansu PV Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Gansu PV Co Ltd Place: Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China Zip: 730000 Sector: Solar Product: Gansu PV Co Ltd is active in...

  10. Generation PV Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Generation PV Inc. Place: Markham, Ontario, Canada Zip: L6E 1A9 Sector: Wind energy Product: Ontario-based Generation PV distributes and...

  11. Category:Photovoltaic Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Photovoltaic Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Category for Photovoltaic Incentives. Pages in category "Photovoltaic Incentives" The following 107 pages are in this category,...

  12. STEP Financial Incentives Summary | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    STEP Financial Incentives Summary STEP Financial Incentives Summary STEP Financial Incentives Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP). PDF ...

  13. Missouri/Incentives | Open Energy Information

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    Incentives for Missouri CSV (rows 1 - 69) Incentive Incentive Type Active Alternative Fuel Vehicle Loan Program (Missouri) State Loan Program No Ameren Missouri (Electric) -...

  14. Indiana/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentives for Indiana CSV (rows 1 - 86) Incentive Incentive Type Active Alternative Fuel Transportation Grant Program (Indiana) State Grant Program No Alternative Power &...

  15. Kentucky/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentives for Kentucky CSV (rows 1 - 71) Incentive Incentive Type Active Atmos Energy - Natural Gas and Weatherization Efficiency Program (Kentucky) Utility Rebate Program Yes...

  16. Ameren Illinois (Gas)- Business Efficiency Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Specialty Equipment Application offers incentives on steamers, griddles, fryers, and other commercial kitchen equipment. The Steam Trap/Process Steam Incentive Program offers incentives on st...

  17. Category:Lists for Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentives List of Doors Incentives List of DuctAir sealing Incentives List of Energy Mgmt. SystemsBuilding Controls Incentives List of Equipment Insulation Incentives...

  18. Sandia Energy - Evaluating Rooftop Strength for PV

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Evaluating Rooftop Strength for PV Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics Evaluating Rooftop Strength for PV Evaluating Rooftop Strength for...

  19. Tokyo Electron PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Tokyo Electron PV Place: Nirasaki City, Yamanashi, Japan Product: Japanese electronics giants Tokyo Electron and Sharp have announced their...

  20. Zhonghuite PV Technology Co | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Zhonghuite PV Technology Co Jump to: navigation, search Name: Zhonghuite PV Technology Co Place: Jiangxi Province, China Sector: Solar Product: Jiangxi-based solar project...

  1. PV Solar Planet | Open Energy Information

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    Solar Planet Jump to: navigation, search Logo: PV Solar Planet Name: PV Solar Planet Address: 5856 S. Garland Way Place: Littleton, Colorado Zip: 80123 Region: Rockies Area Sector:...

  2. Distributed PV Interconnection Screening Procedures and Online...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Distributed PV Interconnection Screening Procedures and Online Tools" Joel Dickinson with ... Engineer Solar Initiatives Distributed PV Interconnection Screening and Online Tools Salt ...

  3. CPS Energy- New Residential Construction Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    CPS Energy offers incentives for new residential construction that is at least 15% more efficient than required by the [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=TX29R&re=1...

  4. Solar PV Recycling Identified as Untapped Business Opportunity | PV | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Solar PV Recycling Identified as Untapped Business Opportunity June 27, 2016 A new report, End-of-Life Management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels, highlights that recycling or repurposing solar PV panels at the end of their roughly 30-year lifetime can unlock a large stock of raw materials and other valuable components. The report, co-authored by NREL, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS), is the first

  5. Incentive Peregrine s Incubator | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Name: Incentive Peregrine's Incubator Place: Israel Sector: Services Product: General Financial & Legal Services ( Subsidiary Division ) References: Incentive Peregrine's...

  6. Designing Effective Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit Program Participation Designing Effective Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit Program Participation This webinar covered retrofit ...

  7. PV Validation and Bankability Workshop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Validation and Bankability Workshop What if?? * This is a reality: A subsidy-free solar electricity infrastructure with an LCOE of 5-6 ckWh without subsidies * Jobs and ...

  8. Rooftop Solar PV & Firefighter Safety

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations have experienced significant growth in recent years. Due to technological innovations and cost reductions, solar energy is a viable option for an increasing number of residences and businesses across the United States. Rooftop solar is considered safe – to date there has been no documented case of death from the electric shock, chemical burn or conventional fire caused by a solar panel; however, as more buildings install rooftop solar systems, the likelihood increases that fires will occur on buildings with solar, making it critical for firefighters to receive comprehensive solar education and training. This SolarOPs fact sheet gives a brief overview of typical solar PV installations, addresses the major hazards and risks to firefighters, discusses fire safety in Germany (the country with the most installed solar PV per capita), and suggests recommendations and resources to ensure that first responders are prepared to fight fires on homes and buildings with rooftop solar PV.

  9. PV | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    this new 550 MW PV Solar Plant in Southern California is the latest feather in DOE's cap. Read more about it on Breaking Energy or checkout the info page from the California...

  10. PV module mounting method and mounting assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lenox, Carl J.S.; Johnson, Kurt M.

    2013-04-23

    A method for mounting PV modules to a deck includes selecting PV module layout pattern so that adjacent PV module edges are spaced apart. PV mounting and support assemblies are secured to the deck according to the layout pattern using fasteners extending into the deck. The PV modules are placed on the PV mounting and support assemblies. Retaining elements are located over and secured against the upper peripheral edge surfaces of the PV modules so to secure them to the deck with the peripheral edges of the PV modules spaced apart from the deck. In some examples a PV module mounting assembly, for use on a shingled deck, comprises flashing, a base mountable on the flashing, a deck-penetrating fastener engageable with the base and securable to the deck so to secure the flashing and the base to the shingled deck, and PV module mounting hardware securable to the base.

  11. Pressure-equalizing PV assembly and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

    2004-10-26

    Each PV assembly of an array of PV assemblies comprises a base, a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the upper surface of the base. Vents are formed through the base. A pressure equalization path extends from the outer surface of the PV module, past the PV module, to and through at least one of the vents, and to the lower surface of the base to help reduce wind uplift forces on the PV assembly. The PV assemblies may be interengaged, such as by interengaging the bases of adjacent PV assemblies. The base may include a main portion and a cover and the bases of adjacent PV assemblies may be interengaged by securing the covers of adjacent bases together.

  12. PSCAD Modules Representing PV Generator

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Gevorgian, V.

    2013-08-01

    Photovoltaic power plants (PVPs) have been growing in size, and the installation time is very short. With the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels dropping in recent years, it can be predicted that in the next 10 years the contribution of PVPs to the total number of renewable energy power plants will grow significantly. In this project, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a dynamic modeling of the modules to be used as building blocks to develop simulation models of single PV arrays, expanded to include Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT), expanded to include PV inverter, or expanded to cover an entire PVP. The focus of the investigation and complexity of the simulation determines the components that must be included in the simulation. The development of the PV inverter was covered in detail, including the control diagrams. Both the current-regulated voltage source inverter and the current-regulated current source inverter were developed in PSCAD. Various operations of the PV inverters were simulated under normal and abnormal conditions. Symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults were simulated, presented, and discussed. Both the three-phase analysis and the symmetrical component analysis were included to clarify the understanding of unsymmetrical faults. The dynamic model validation was based on the testing data provided by SCE. Testing was conducted at SCE with the focus on the grid interface behavior of the PV inverter under different faults and disturbances. The dynamic model validation covers both the symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults.

  13. Connecticut Rooftop Solar PV Permitting Guide

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Connecticut Rooftop Solar PV Permitting Guide is a compilation of best practices and resources for solar PV permitting. The guide includes a summary of current codes and regulations affecting solar PV, best practices for streamlining the municipal permitting process, and tools to assist municipalities in creating a streamlined permit process for residential solar PV. Resources include a solar PV permit application, a structural review worksheet, an inspection checklist, and a model solar zoning ordinance.

  14. California Energy Incentive Programs

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    California Energy Incentive Programs: An Annual Update on Key Energy Issues and Financial Opportunities for Federal Sites in California Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program December 2011 i Contacts Utility Acquisitions, ESPCs, PPAs Tracy Logan U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program EE-2L 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-0121 Phone: (202) 586-9973 E-mail: tracy.logan@ee.doe.gov Principal Research Associate Elizabeth

  15. Compressive Shear Test to Accurately Measure Adhesion of PV Encapsulan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compressive Shear Test to Accurately Measure Adhesion of PV Encapsulants Compressive Shear Test to Accurately Measure Adhesion of PV Encapsulants Presented at the PV Module ...

  16. Partial Shading in Monolithic Thin Film PV Modules: Analysis...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Partial Shading in Monolithic Thin Film PV Modules: Analysis and Design Partial Shading in Monolithic Thin Film PV Modules: Analysis and Design Presented at the PV Module ...

  17. Beijing Sunpu Solar PV Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    China Zip: 100083 Sector: Solar Product: Manufacturers of PV-powered street lights, inverters and other solar PV systems. References: Beijing Sunpu Solar PV Technology Co Ltd1...

  18. Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    CONSIDERATIONS ABSTRACT Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have the ... DESIGNING PV SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE ENERGY RESILIENCY Deploying solar PV technology in ...

  19. China and India PV Reliability-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Reliability-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: China and India PV Reliability under the Asia Pacific Partnership Name China and India PV Reliability under the...

  20. PV Value® | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Value® PV Value® PV Value® is a free solar PV Valuation tool that answers the question of "How much is solar PV worth" and is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. It is available for and being used by real estate appraisers, realtors, homeowners, commercial building owners, home builders, solar installers, green raters, insurance companies, and mortgage lenders in all 50 states along with D.C. and Puerto Rico. PV Value® allows for the

  1. Energy 101: Solar PV | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar PV Energy 101: Solar PV Addthis Description Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses. Text Version Below is the text version for the Energy 101: Solar PV video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Solar PV." This is followed by a timelapse shot of a city skyline as day turns to night. All right, we all know

  2. APS- Renewable Energy Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Through the Renewable Incentive Program, Arizona Public Service (APS) offers customers who install solar water heating systems the opportunity to sell the renewable energy credits (RECs) associat...

  3. Voluntary Initiative: Designing Incentives Toolkit

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Design incentives that motivate potential customers to act by lowering the risk, decreasing the cost, or offering additional benefits of home energy upgrades.

  4. Comparison of Pyranometers vs. PV Reference Cells for Evaluation of PV Array Performance

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dunn, L.; Gostein, M.; Emery, K.

    2012-09-01

    As the photovoltaics (PV) industry has grown, the need for accurately monitoring the solar resource of PV power plants has increased. Historically, the PV industry has relied on thermopile pyranometers for irradiance measurements, and a large body of historical irradiance data taken with pyranometers exists. However, interest in PV reference devices is increasing. In this paper, we discuss why PV reference devices are better suited for PV applications, and estimate the typical uncertainties in irradiance measurements made with both pyranometers and PV reference devices. We assert that the quantity of interest in monitoring a PV power plant is the equivalent irradiance under the IEC 60904-3 reference solar spectrum that would produce the same electrical response in the PV array as the incident solar radiation. For PV-plant monitoring applications, we find the uncertainties in irradiance measurements of this type to be on the order of +/-5% for thermopile pyranometers and +/-2.4% for PV reference devices.

  5. List of Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Solar Space Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 282 Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 282) Incentive Incentive Type...

  6. List of Solar Pool Heating Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    List of Solar Pool Heating Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 117 Solar Pool Heating Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 117) Incentive Incentive Type...

  7. Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program A fact sheet detailling the advanced technology vehicles manufacturing incentive program. Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program (1.49 MB) More Documents & Publications Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program MEMA: Comments MEMA: Letter

  8. STEP Financial Incentives Summary | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financial Incentives Summary STEP Financial Incentives Summary STEP Financial Incentives Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP). E4 STEP Financial Incentives Summary.pdf (234.59 KB) More Documents & Publications STEP Request For Incentives Maryland Efficiency Program Options STEP Participant Financing Options

  9. PV Powered Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Powered Inc Place: Bend, Oregon Zip: 97702 Product: Oregon-based manufacturer of inverters for PV systems. Coordinates: 44.05766, -121.315549 Show Map Loading map......

  10. Webinar: Evaluating Roof Structures for Solar PV

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar provides an overview of Connecticut's Structural Review Worksheet for Residential Rooftop Solar PV Systems. The webinar explains how the worksheet should be used and common concerns with wind and dead loads for rooftop solar PV.

  11. The Open PV Project | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Open PV Project The Open PV Project The Open PV Project is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a comprehensive database of photovoltaic (PV) installation data for the United States. Data for the project is voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including utilities, installers, and the general public. The data collected is actively maintained by the contributors and are always changing to provide an evolving, up-to-date snapshot of

  12. PV Controls Utility-Scale Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    O'Neill, Barbara; Gevorgian, Vahan

    2015-10-14

    This presentation provides a high-level overview of the utility-scale PV controls demonstration project.

  13. Energy Efficiency Financing Incentives Resources

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    State and/or local financial incentives and programs help building owners execute energy efficiency projects by lowering cost burdens through public benefits funds, grants, loans, or property-assessed clean energy financing; personal, corporate, property, and sales tax incentives; or assistance with permitting fee reduction or elimination.

  14. Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Note: Some utilities have reached their cap for incentive allocations under the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment program. Some of these utilities have reduced per-customer incentive...

  15. Energy Incentive Programs | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Project Financing » Energy Incentive Programs Energy Incentive Programs Most states offer energy incentive programs to help offset energy costs. The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Energy Incentive Program helps federal agencies take advantage of these incentives by providing information about the funding-program opportunities available in each state. FEMP is authorized by statute to develop guidelines for the implementation of utility incentive programs authorized under 42 U.S.C. §

  16. Arizona/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentive Incentive Type Active APS - Energy Efficiency Solutions for Business (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Yes APS - GEOSmart Financing Program (Arizona) Utility Loan Program...

  17. Delaware/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    No DEMEC Member Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities) (Delaware) Utility Rebate Program Yes Delaware Electric Cooperative - Green Energy Program Incentives...

  18. Texas/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    137) Incentive Incentive Type Active AEP Texas North Company - CitySmart Program (Texas) Utility Rebate Program Yes AEP (Central and North) - Residential Energy Efficiency...

  19. Transportation Financial Incentives and Programs Resources |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Find transportation financial incentives and programs resources below. DOE Resources Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal and State Laws and Incentives Clean Cities: Related ...

  20. Hawaii/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    for Green Buildings (Hawaii) Green Building Incentive Yes Reduced Highway Taxes for Alternative Fuels (Hawaii) Sales Tax Incentive No Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate...

  1. Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in...

  2. Arlington County - Green Building Incentive Program | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    State Virginia Program Type Green Building Incentive Summary The Green Building Density Incentive program allows the County Board of Arlington to consider a modification of...

  3. Designing Incentives Toolkit Better Buildings Residential Network

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    When aligned with program goals, incentives can be a very useful tool in achieving home energy upgrades. Definition Incentives provide motivation to potential customers to take a ...

  4. Securing Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Securing Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects: How to Create Corporate Support Securing Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects: How to Create Corporate ...

  5. Ohio/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Program No Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program (Ohio) Industry RecruitmentSupport No Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives (Ohio) Other Incentive Yes American Municipal Power...

  6. Delmarva Power- Green Energy Program Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NOTE: Effective September 21, 2015 the Green Energy Program incentives have been updated. Please visit the weblink to access the summary of current incentives

  7. North Carolina/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    for North Carolina CSV (rows 1 - 24) Incentive Incentive Type Active Ashe County - Wind Energy System Ordinance (North Carolina) SolarWind Permitting Standards Yes Building...

  8. Category:Production Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentive Program (South Carolina) Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Commercial Solar Water Heating Incentive Program (North Carolina) Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense...

  9. Grid Integrated Distributed PV (GridPV) Version 2.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Reno, Matthew J.; Coogan, Kyle

    2014-12-01

    This manual provides the documentation of the MATLAB toolbox of functions for using OpenDSS to simulate the impact of solar energy on the distribution system. The majority of the functio ns are useful for interfacing OpenDSS and MATLAB, and they are of generic use for commanding OpenDSS from MATLAB and retrieving information from simulations. A set of functions is also included for modeling PV plant output and setting up the PV plant in th e OpenDSS simulation. The toolbox contains functions for modeling the OpenDSS distribution feeder on satellite images with GPS coordinates. Finally, example simulations functions are included to show potential uses of the toolbox functions. Each function i n the toolbox is documented with the function use syntax, full description, function input list, function output list, example use, and example output.

  10. Heritage Park Facilities PV Project

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hobaica, Mark

    2013-09-26

    Project Objective: To procure a photovoltaic array (PV) system which will generate approximately 256kW of power to be used for the operations of the Aquatic Complex and the adjacent Senior Facility at the Heritage Park. This project complies with the EERE’s work and objectives by promoting the development and deployment of an energy system that will provide current and future generations with clean, efficient, affordable, and reliable energy.

  11. Local Option- Green Building Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    SB 1597 of 2008 also granted authority to a few select jurisdictions to provide density bonuses, make adjustments to otherwise applicable development requirements, or provide other incentives to a...

  12. Utility Scale Solar Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    HB 4037 of 2016 created the Solar Incentive Program for utility-scale solar development. The bill directs Oregon's Business Development Department (the Department) to establish and administer a...

  13. SCE- California Advanced Homes Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern California Edison offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new...

  14. PV output smoothing with energy storage.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ellis, Abraham; Schoenwald, David Alan

    2012-03-01

    This report describes an algorithm, implemented in Matlab/Simulink, designed to reduce the variability of photovoltaic (PV) power output by using a battery. The purpose of the battery is to add power to the PV output (or subtract) to smooth out the high frequency components of the PV power that that occur during periods with transient cloud shadows on the PV array. The control system is challenged with the task of reducing short-term PV output variability while avoiding overworking the battery both in terms of capacity and ramp capability. The algorithm proposed by Sandia is purposely very simple to facilitate implementation in a real-time controller. The control structure has two additional inputs to which the battery can respond. For example, the battery could respond to PV variability, load variability or area control error (ACE) or a combination of the three.

  15. PV Reliability Workshop | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    PV Reliability Workshop NREL hosts an annual Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) so that solar technology experts can share information leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology-both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace. 2017 Workshop The 2017 Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) will be held Tuesday, February 28, to Thursday,

  16. National solar technology roadmap: Concentrator PV

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Friedman, Dan

    2007-06-01

    This roadmap addresses high-concentration (>10x) photovoltaic (PV) systems, incorporating high-efficiency III-V or silicon cells, trackers, and reflective or refractive optics.

  17. ASTM PV INSTALLATON COMMISSIONING, OPERATIONS & MAINTENNCE (ICOMP...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ASTM PV INSTALLATON COMMISSIONING, OPERATIONS & MAINTENNCE (ICOMP) STANDARD PRACTICE ... which maps out the intent of the standard including incorporations of existing ...

  18. Ensuring Quality of PV Modules: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Hacke, P.; Kempe, M.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.; Kondo, M.; Doi, T.; Otani, K.; Amano, J.

    2011-07-01

    Photovoltaic (PV) customers need to have confidence in the PV modules they purchase. Currently, no test can quantify a module's lifetime with confidence, but stress tests are routinely used to differentiate PV product designs. We suggest that the industry would be strengthened by using the wisdom of the community to develop a single set of tests that will help customers quantify confidence in PV products. This paper evaluates the need for quality assurance (QA) standards and suggests a path for creating these. Two types of standards are needed: 1) QA of the module design and 2) QA of the manufacturing process.

  19. Selecting Solar: Insights into Residential Photovoltaic (PV)...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Selecting Solar: Insights into Residential Photovoltaic (PV) Quote Variation Carolyn Davidson and Robert Margolis National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL...

  20. CPS Energy- Solar PV Rebate Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipal utility, offers rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes, schools, or businesses. There are four rebate "tiers" available...

  1. Sandia Rooftop PV Structural Report Webinar

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Safety, Security & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure Energy Storage Nuclear Power & Engineering Grid ... Sandia Rooftop PV Structural Report Webinar A roof structure is made ...

  2. The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, - Solar PV Topics: Background analysis, Market analysis Resource Type: Dataset, Online...

  3. The Open PV Project | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, - Solar PV Topics: Background analysis, Market analysis Resource Type: Dataset, Online calculator,...

  4. pv_mapper_091713.mp3 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    pv_mapper_091713.mp3 pv_mapper_091713.mp3 pv_mapper_091713.mp3 pv_mapper_091713.mp3 (42.07 MB) More Documents & Publications PVMapper: A Tool for Energy Siting Final Report - Development of an Open Source Utility-Scale Solar Project Siting Tool transcript_pv_mapper.doc

  5. Gateway:Incentives and Policies | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Gateway:Incentives) Jump to: navigation, search Incentives and Policies for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Renewables & Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies by State...

  6. Category:Alternative Fuels Incentive Programs | Open Energy Informatio...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Alternative Fuels Incentive Programs Jump to: navigation, search This category uses the form Alternative Fuels Incentive Program. Download all Alternative Fuels Incentive Programs...

  7. Designing Effective Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit Program Participation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This webinar covered retrofit program incentive contests, decision points to consider when designing an incentive program, and examples of incentive structures.

  8. Federal Incentives for Wind Power Deployment | Department of...

    Energy Savers

    Incentives for Wind Power Deployment Federal Incentives for Wind Power Deployment Document that lists some of the major federal incentives for wind power deployment. ...

  9. List of Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives | Open Energy Informatio...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    List of Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 211 Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 211) Incentive...

  10. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better ...

  11. Federal Incentives for Wind Power Deployment | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Incentives for Wind Power Deployment Federal Incentives for Wind Power Deployment This factsheet lists some of the major federal incentives for wind power deployment as of ...

  12. Overview of Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Overview of Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation ...

  13. Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kollins, K.; Speer, B.; Cory, K.

    2009-11-01

    Residential and commercial end users of electricity who want to generate electricity using on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems face challenging initial and O&M costs. The third-party ownership power purchase agreement (PPA) finance model addresses these and other challenges. It allows developers to build and own PV systems on customers? properties and sell power back to customers. However, third-party electricity sales commonly face five regulatory challenges. The first three challenges involve legislative or regulatory definitions of electric utilities, power generation equipment, and providers of electric services. These definitions may compel third-party owners of solar PV systems to comply with regulations that may be cost prohibitive. Third-party owners face an additional challenge if they may not net meter, a practice that provides significant financial incentive to owning solar PV systems. Finally, municipalities and cooperatives worry about the regulatory implications of allowing an entity to sell electricity within their service territories. This paper summarizes these challenges, when they occur, and how they have been addressed in five states. This paper also presents alternative to the third-party ownership PPA finance model, including solar leases, contractual intermediaries, standardized contract language, federal investment tax credits, clean renewable energy bonds, and waived monopoly powers.

  14. Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules October 30, 2014 - 4:58pm Addthis As photovoltaics (PV) markets expand across the United States the...

  15. Stion Commissions PV System at Sandia Regional Test Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Stion Commissions PV System at Sandia Regional Test Center Stion PV system installed and the Sandia RTC site. Stion PV system installed and the Sandia RTC site. Thin-film solar ...

  16. Nvision.Energy - Pernik Solar PV plant | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Energy - Pernik Solar PV plant Jump to: navigation, search Name Nvision.Energy - Pernik Solar PV plant Facility Nvision.Solar - Pernik Solar PV Plant Sector Solar Facility Type...

  17. EXPERIENCES ON PID TESTING OF PV MODULES IN 2012 | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EXPERIENCES ON PID TESTING OF PV MODULES IN 2012 EXPERIENCES ON PID TESTING OF PV MODULES IN 2012 Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, ...

  18. Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan PV Materials Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PV Materials Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan PV Materials Co Ltd Place: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Product: China-based PV ingot and...

  19. TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: TekSun PV Manufacturing Inc Place: Austin, Texas Zip: 78701 Product: US-based installer of PV systems; rportedly...

  20. Jiangsu Zongyi PV Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Name: Jiangsu Zongyi PV Co Ltd Place: Jiangsu Province, China Product: Nantong-based thin-film PV cell producer. References: Jiangsu Zongyi PV Co Ltd1 This article is a...

  1. Solar PV Permitting and Safety Training Webinar

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This webinar provides training on two permitting resources for municipal inspectors; a prescriptive process for building inspectors and a guidance document for permitting for PV for electrical inspectors. The webinar also runs through a number of key code articles in Massachusetts 2014 electrical code and examines a variety of safety hazards commonly found during or after solar PV installations.

  2. Draft Transcript on Municipal PV Systems

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Webinar on navigating the legal, tax, and finance issues associated with the installation of Municipal PV Systems. The following agenda was developed based on Pat Boylston's experience assisting municipalities with their PV projects and the requests for information that the Solar America City technical team leads have received from many of the 25 Solar America Cities since the April 2008 meeting in Tucson.

  3. Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bolinger, Mark; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

    2008-11-12

    On August 8, 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) increased the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems from 10% to 30% of the project's 'tax credit basis' (i.e., the dollar amount to which the ITC applies), and also created in Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code a new 30% ITC (capped at $2,000) for residential solar systems. Both changes went into effect on January 1, 2006, for an initial period of two years, and in late 2006 both credits were extended 'as is' for an additional year (through 2008). In early 2006, Berkeley Lab published an LBNL/CESA case study that examined the financial impact of EPAct 2005's solar tax credits on PV system owners, in light of the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, as well as the fact that most PV systems in the U.S. also receive cash incentives from state-, local-, or utility-administered PV programs, and that these cash incentives may reduce the value of federal tax credits in certain situations. That case study was subsequently revised in February 2007 to reflect new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance. The findings of that case study, which are briefly recapped in the next section, remained relevant up until October 2008, when the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extended both solar credits for an unprecedented eight years, removed the $2,000 cap on the residential credit, and eliminated restrictions on the use of both credits in conjunction with the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). These significant changes, which apply to systems placed in service on or after January 1, 2009, will increase the value of the solar credits for residential system owners in particular, and are likely to spur significant growth in residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV installations in the years ahead. In light of these substantial changes to the solar ITC, this report takes a fresh look at the value of these revised credits, focusing specifically on the Section 25D

  4. Arima Photovoltaic And Optical Corp Arima PV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Photovoltaic And Optical Corp Arima PV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Arima Photovoltaic And Optical Corp (Arima PV) Place: Taipei, Taiwan Product: Once a maker of computers,...

  5. Sandia/EPRI PV Symposium - Save the Date!

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    PV Distribution System Modeling Workshop - Tue., May 6, Biltmore Hotel Methods and best practices for facilitating the integration of PV into the power system-including those that ...

  6. Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    An overview of the Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation project to transition Amonix's concentrating photovoltaic (PV) systems from low-volume to ...

  7. Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative aka PV Squared | Open...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Photovoltaics Cooperative aka PV Squared Jump to: navigation, search Name: Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics Cooperative (aka PV Squared) Place: New Britain, Connecticut Zip: 6051...

  8. Nvision.Solar - Ravnishte Solar PV Plant | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Solar - Ravnishte Solar PV Plant Jump to: navigation, search Name Nvision.Solar - Ravnishte Solar PV Plant Facility Ravishte roof and facade mounted solar power plant Sector Solar...

  9. Comparison of a Recurrent Neural Network PV System Model with...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Neural Network PV System Model with a Traditional Component-Based PV System Model Daniel Riley, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Ganesh K....

  10. BIOHAUS PV Handels GmbH | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name: BIOHAUS PV Handels GmbH Place: Paderborn, Germany Zip: 33100 Product: Distributor of Isofoton PV products in Germany. Coordinates:...

  11. Utility Participation in the Rooftop Solar PV Market

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Utility Participation in the Rooftop Solar PV Market DG Interconnection Collaborative ... innovation related to distributed PV interconnection processes and practices * NEW ...

  12. Inner Mongolia Dunan PV power | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Dunan PV power Jump to: navigation, search Name: Inner Mongolia Dunan PV power Place: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector: Solar Product: Inner Mongolia-based solar...

  13. PV Validation and Bankability Workshop | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    PV Validation and Bankability Workshop PV Validation and Bankability Workshop This presentation summarizes the information given by DOE during the Photovoltaic Validation and...

  14. Suzhou Shenglong PV Tech Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Shenglong PV Tech Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Suzhou Shenglong PV-Tech Co Ltd Place: Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, China Zip: 215612 Product: Chinese ingot,...

  15. Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenanc...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Training on PV Systems: Design, Construction, Operation...

  16. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for Rating System Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops: Proposal for ...

  17. Department of Veterans Affairs, FONSI - Rooftop solar PV power...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Rooftop solar PV power at Calverton National Cemetery Department of Veterans Affairs, FONSI - Rooftop solar PV power at Calverton National Cemetery An Environmental Assessment (EA) ...

  18. Ningxia Yinxing Energy PV Power Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Yinxing Energy PV Power Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Ningxia Yinxing Energy PV Power Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd Place: Yinchuan, Ningxia...

  19. Systems for Solar Fuels Generation Utilizing PV and Electrolysis...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Systems for Solar Fuels Generation Utilizing PV and Electrolysis Workshop (Newark, Delaware) Systems for Solar Fuels Generation Utilizing PV and Electrolysis Workshop (Newark, ...

  20. Smart-Grid Ready PV Inverters with Utility Communication

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Smart-Grid Ready PV Inverters with Utility Communication Electric Power Research Institute ... required utility communication links to capture the full value of distributed PV plants. ...

  1. Smart-Grid Ready PV Inverter with Utility Communication

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Advancement of PV system capabilities, communication systems and open standards, ... Smart-Grid Ready PV Inverter With Utility Communication BRIAN SEAL ELECTRIC POWER ...

  2. Zhejiang Cineng PV Science Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Cineng PV Science Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Zhejiang Cineng PV Science & Technology Co Ltd Place: Cixi, Zhejiang Province, China Sector: Solar Product: A...

  3. Baseline and Target Values for PV Forecasts: Toward Improved...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Baseline and Target Values for PV Forecasts: Toward Improved Solar Power Forecasting ... Baseline and Target Values for PV Forecasts: Toward Improved Solar Power Forecasting Jie ...

  4. Statistical and Domain Analytics Applied to PV Module Lifetime...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Statistical and Domain Analytics Applied to PV Module Lifetime and Degradation Science Statistical and Domain Analytics Applied to PV Module Lifetime and Degradation Science ...

  5. Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential Kauai, Hawaii: ... This study looks at the technical feasibility of generating power with PV arrays. PDF icon ...

  6. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and energy usage. Express...

  7. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Generation Technologies SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and...

  8. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Refrigeration Equipment SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and...

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    approval, LED Lighting SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and...

  10. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Geothermal Direct-Use SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers, regardless of size and energy usage. Express Efficiency...

  12. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Roofs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for non-residential customers,...

  13. Federal Incentives for Wind Power (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-05-01

    This fact sheet describes the federal incentives available as of April 2013 that encourage increased development and deployment of wind energy technologies, including research grants, tax incentives, and loan programs.

  14. Puerto Rico- Economic Development Incentives for Renewables

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2008 Economic Incentives for the Development of Puerto Rico Act (EIA) provides a wide array of tax credits and incentives that enable local and foreign companies dedicated to certain business...

  15. Solar Volumetric Incentive and Payments Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In June 2009, Oregon established a pilot solar volumetric incentive rate and payment program.* Under this incentive program, systems of up to 500 kilowatts (kW) are paid for the kilowatt-hours (k...

  16. Colorado Springs Utilities- Builder Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Energy Efficient Builder Program offers an incentive to builders who construct ENERGY STAR qualified homes within the CSU service area. The incentives range up...

  17. Noble REMC- Buisness Energy Efficiency Rebate Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Noble REMC, with the Wabash Vally Power Association offers business rebate incentives through its POWER MOVES program.  Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis. View the...

  18. List of Biodiesel Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Solid Waste Photovoltaics Small Hydroelectric Solar Thermal Electric Coal with CCS Natural Gas Wind Yes Alternatives Fuels Production Incentive (Mississippi)...

  19. Burbank Water & Power- Green Building Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Incentives are on a first come first serve basis. More information can be found on the web site listed above.

  20. Federal Incentives for Water Power (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-05-01

    This fact sheet describes the federal incentives available as of April 2013 for the development of water power technologies.

  1. List of Solar Space Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 512 Solar Space Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-512) Incentive Incentive Type...

  2. List of Water Heaters Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Heaters Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 975 Water Heaters Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-975) Incentive Incentive Type Place...

  3. NY-Sun PV Incentive Program (Residential, Low-Income, and Small Business)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NYSERDA has established separate megawatt (MW) budgets for different regions of the state. These MW block targets are specified for three regions: areas served by Con Edison, areas served by PSEG...

  4. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    to a Sustainable Level of Incentives | Department of Energy Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives (599.85 KB) More Documents &

  5. Jebel Ali Hotel PV lighting systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ellis, M.

    1984-05-01

    A large stand-alone PV lighting project was installed in June 1983 at the Jebel Ali Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A high mast lighting system provides illumination for a 130 meter diameter traffic roundabout. The high mast system is powered by a 15 kilowatt peak array of Mobil Solar ribbon PV modules. Along the 700 meter access road leading to the hotel entrance, twenty-one PV powered streetlights provide low-level lighting. Each streetlight consists of a 20 watt fluorescent tube powered by two 35 Wp modules. Operation of both systems is completely automatic. Design, installation, and operating experience to date are reviewed.

  6. Terawatt Challenge for Thin-Film PV

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zweibel, K.

    2005-08-01

    The evolution of PV into one of the world's largest industries is not going to happen without major unforeseen problems. However, this study attempts to address the obvious ones, so that we can put aside the mythology of PV (for example, that it is only ''boutique power'' or that one must pave the world with it to be useful) and get on with changing the world's energy infrastructure. With the years of rapid market growth now under way in PV, the author is sure this will not be the last effort to understand the real potential and pitfalls of meeting the Challenge.

  7. NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers | PV

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    | NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers A new resource sponsored by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative helps distribution engineers understand the challenges of high-penetration PV integration. January 27, 2016 As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly installed throughout the country at distribution-level utility scale, a new challenge is emerging: how to safely and effectively integrate greater amounts of variable solar generation onto the

  8. Sandia Energy - PV Reliability & Performance Model

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    15-06-01T20:13:00+00:00 This Web Demo model is a simplified "player" version of the Photovoltaic Reliability Performance Model (PV-RPM) currently in development at Sandia National...

  9. Merced Irrigation District- PV Buydown Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. For 2015,...

  10. NanoPV Corporation | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Corporation Place: Ewing, New Jersey Zip: 8618 Product: A New Jersey-based thin film PV cell producer and technology provider. Coordinates: 36.638474, -83.428453 Show Map...

  11. pv land use | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    pv land use Home Rosborne318's picture Submitted by Rosborne318(5) Member 2 December, 2013 - 11:06 Request for Information Renewable Energy GenerationProduction Shreveport Airport...

  12. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Solar Energy Technologies Office

    2010-08-03

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  13. PV Module Reliability Research (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-06-01

    This National Center for Photovoltaics sheet describes the capabilities of its PV module reliability research. The scope and core competencies and capabilities are discussed and recent publications are listed.

  14. Kansas City Power & Light- Solar PV Rebates

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Note: On March 9, 2016, KCP&L received approval to cease PV rebate payments under this program when a total of $36.5 million in payments have been made, which is expected to occur within the...

  15. Distributed PV Permitting and Inspection Processes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation summarizes case studies of the time and cost involved in the distributed PV permitting and inspection process in three Solar America Cities, Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

  16. Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... whether it's PV, wind, geothermal, hydro, biogas - or you might have smooth parallel ... For example, we had a situation last year where we installed a dedicated TAP for a biogas ...

  17. Distributed PV Adoption in Maine Through 2021

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gagnon, Pieter; Sigrin, Ben

    2015-11-06

    NREL has used its dSolar (distributed solar) model to generate low-medium-high estimates of distributed PV adoption in Maine through 2021. This presentation gives a high-level overview of the model and modeling results.

  18. Solar Energy International Solar PV 101 Training

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Solar Energy International is offering a five-day training that provides an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is...

  19. transcript_pv_mapper.doc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    transcript_pv_mapper.doc transcript_pv_mapper.doc transcript_pv_mapper.doc transcript_pv_mapper.doc (74.5 KB) More Documents & Publications PVMapper: A Tool for Energy Siting transcript_jedi_model.doc 2009 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study - San Francisco Workshop

  20. PV System Energy Evaluation Method (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kurtz, S.

    2014-01-01

    This presentation describes a comparison of the "predicted" energy (based on historical weather data) with the "expected" energy (based on the measured weather data) to determine whether a PV system is performing as modeled in order to verify the accuracy of a model. A key factor in defining this energy test is determining the test boundary so that weather variations are not inadvertently included in what is considered to be PV system performance.

  1. Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration" Elsa Gonzalez, Rachel Sall, Frankie Greco and David Narang with Arizona Public Service Company June 12, 2014 2 Speakers Frankie Greco Distribution Interconnection Team Arizona Public Service Company Elsa Gonzales Distribution Operations Engineer Arizona Public Service Company David Narang Senior Engineer Arizona Public Service Company Rachel Sall Arizona Public Service Company Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration Elsa Gonzalez

  2. Updating Technical Screens for PV Interconnection: Preprint

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    Coddington, M.; Ellis, A.; Lynn, K.; Razon, A.; Key, T.; Kroposki, B.; Mather, B.; Hill, R.; Nicole, K.; Smith, J.

    2012-08-01

    Solar photovoltaics (PV) is the dominant type of distributed generation (DG) technology interconnected to electric distribution systems in the United States, and deployment of PV systems continues to increase rapidly. Considering the rapid growth and widespread deployment of PV systems in United States electric distribution grids, it is important that interconnection procedures be as streamlined as possible to avoid unnecessary interconnection studies, costs, and delays. Because many PV interconnection applications involve high penetration scenarios, the process needs to allow for a sufficiently rigorous technical evaluation to identify and address possible system impacts. Existing interconnection procedures are designed to balance the need for efficiency and technical rigor for all DG. However, there is an implicit expectation that those procedures will be updated over time in order to remain relevant with respect to evolving standards, technology, and practical experience. Modifications to interconnection screens and procedures must focus on maintaining or improving safety and reliability, as well as accurately allocating costs and improving expediency of the interconnection process. This paper evaluates the origins and usefulness of the capacity penetration screen, offers potential short-term solutions which could effectively allow fast-track interconnection to many PV system applications, and considers longer-term solutions for increasing PV deployment levels in a safe and reliable manner while reducing or eliminating the emphasis on the penetration screen.

  3. Final Report - 1366 Project Silicon: Reclaiming US Silicon PV Leadership |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy 1366 Project Silicon: Reclaiming US Silicon PV Leadership Final Report - 1366 Project Silicon: Reclaiming US Silicon PV Leadership Awardee: 1366 Technologies Location: Bedford, MA Subprogram: Technology to Market Funding Program: Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home 1366 Technologies' Project Silicon addresses two of the major goals of the DOE's PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2 program: 1) How to reclaim a strong silicon PV manufacturing presence and; 2) How to lower the

  4. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives | Department of Energy Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives. Spotlight on Michigan (618.46 KB) More Documents & Publications Spotlight on Michigan:

  5. STEAB Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) Action

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    STEAB Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) Action The Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) was introduced in 1992 in order to provide financial incentives that were comparable to tax credits that were available to the private sector for renewable energy generation investors and developers. The REPI program was reauthorized for an additional ten years in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. There is increasing demand being placed on private and public utilities to generate electricity

  6. PV performance modeling workshop summary report.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stein, Joshua S.; Tasca, Coryne Adelle; Cameron, Christopher P.

    2011-05-01

    During the development of a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project, predicting expected energy production from a system is a key part of understanding system value. System energy production is a function of the system design and location, the mounting configuration, the power conversion system, and the module technology, as well as the solar resource. Even if all other variables are held constant, annual energy yield (kWh/kWp) will vary among module technologies because of differences in response to low-light levels and temperature. A number of PV system performance models have been developed and are in use, but little has been published on validation of these models or the accuracy and uncertainty of their output. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Sandia National Laboratories organized a PV Performance Modeling Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22-23, 2010. The workshop was intended to address the current state of PV system models, develop a path forward for establishing best practices on PV system performance modeling, and set the stage for standardization of testing and validation procedures for models and input parameters. This report summarizes discussions and presentations from the workshop, as well as examines opportunities for collaborative efforts to develop objective comparisons between models and across sites and applications.

  7. DOE High Performance Concentrator PV Project

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McConnell, R.; Symko-Davies, M.

    2005-08-01

    Much in demand are next-generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies that can be used economically to make a large-scale impact on world electricity production. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the High-Performance Photovoltaic (HiPerf PV) Project to substantially increase the viability of PV for cost-competitive applications so that PV can contribute significantly to both our energy supply and environment. To accomplish such results, the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) directs in-house and subcontracted research in high-performance polycrystalline thin-film and multijunction concentrator devices with the goal of enabling progress of high-efficiency technologies toward commercial-prototype products. We will describe the details of the subcontractor and in-house progress in exploring and accelerating pathways of III-V multijunction concentrator solar cells and systems toward their long-term goals. By 2020, we anticipate that this project will have demonstrated 33% system efficiency and a system price of $1.00/Wp for concentrator PV systems using III-V multijunction solar cells with efficiencies over 41%.

  8. Property:Incentive/PVYears | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    - Renewable Energy Certificate Incentive (Rhode Island) + 3 + Preston Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates (Iowa) + 1 + Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense...

  9. Wyoming/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Incentive Type Active Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs (Wyoming) Utility Rebate Program Yes Black Hills Power - Residential Customer Rebate Program...

  10. Louisiana/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    (Louisiana) Sales Tax Incentive No DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program (Louisiana) Utility Rebate Program Yes Energy Fund (Louisiana) State Bond Program No Entergy New...

  11. Georgia/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Local Loan Program Yes Atlanta Gas Light - Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (Georgia) Utility Rebate Program No Biomass Sales and Use Tax Exemption (Georgia) Sales Tax...

  12. Maine/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Hydro Electric Company - Residential and Small Commercial Heat Pump Program (Maine) Utility Rebate Program Yes Community Based Renewable Energy Production Incentive (Pilot...

  13. Incentives and Policies | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    by Rmckeel(297) Contributor 22 October, 2012 - 07:23 Semantic Mediawiki Semantic Forms update developer Incentives and Policies Semantic Mediawiki upgrade Utility Rates We have...

  14. Indianapolis Power & Light- Business Energy Incentives Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Indiana Power and Light Business (IPL) Energy Incentives Program assists commercial and industrial customers with reducing energy consumption through three common types of equipment: lighting,...

  15. Michigan/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    No BetterBuildings for Michigan State Rebate Program Yes Biomass Gasification and Methane Digester Property Tax Exemption (Michigan) Property Tax Incentive Yes Biomass...

  16. Iowa/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates (Iowa) Utility Rebate Program No Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption (Iowa) Property Tax Incentive Yes ... further...

  17. Pennsylvania/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Alternative Energy Production Tax Credit (Personal) (Pennsylvania) Personal Tax Credit No Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Fund (AFIG) (Pennsylvania) State Grant Program No...

  18. Category:Incentive Programs | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Subcategories This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total. A Alternative Fuels Incentive Programs 4 pages E EZFeed Policies 1708 pages F...

  19. City of Scottsdale- Green Building Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Incentives include expedited plan review, green building inspections, lectures, workshops, a homeowner’s manual, recognition on the city web site, and free promotional green building materials,...

  20. Energy Incentive Programs, Virginia | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Danville Utilities also offers lighting, HVAC, and installation incentives for local commercial and industrial customers. What load managementdemand response options are available ...

  1. Energy Incentive Programs, Florida | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Florida Energy Incentive Programs, Florida Updated June 2015 Florida utilities budgeted over 550 million for energy efficiency and load management programs in 2014. What ...

  2. Washington/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Washington) Utility Rebate Program Yes Biodiesel and Alcohol Fuel Blend Sales Tax Exemption (Washington) Sales Tax Incentive No...

  3. Illinois/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Loan Program Yes Energy Impact Illinois Rebates State Rebate Program Yes Ethanol and Biodiesel Sales Tax Exemption (Illinois) Sales Tax Incentive No Fuel Cost Differential...

  4. Mohave Electric Cooperative- Renewable Energy Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Mohave Electric Cooperative provides incentives for its customers to install renewable energy systems on their homes and businesses. Mohave Electric Cooperative will provide rebates for...

  5. Sales Tax Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Coal with CCS Natural Gas BiomassBiogas Yes Alcohol Fuels Exemption (Hawaii) Sales Tax Incentive Hawaii...

  6. Sales Tax Incentive | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Coal with CCS Natural Gas BiomassBiogas Yes Alcohol Fuels Exemption (Hawaii) Sales Tax Incentive Hawaii...

  7. Small-Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Vermont's Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP), initiated in June 2003, currently provides funding for new solar water heating and advanced wood pellet heating installations. T...

  8. Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers the Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) Program to provide performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data...

  9. Riverside Public Utilities- Energy Efficiency Construction Incentive

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Riverside Public Utilities' (RPU) Commercial New Construction Incentives are designed to encourage owners/developers to invest in energy efficient designs in new construction, building expansion...

  10. Catawba County- Green Construction Permitting Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Catawba County is providing incentives to encourage the construction of sustainably built homes and commercial buildings. Rebates on permit fees and plan reviews are available for certain...

  11. Property:FinancialIncentive | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    of financial incentives This is a property of type String. The allowed values for this property are: Capital Subsidies, Grants, & Rebates Credit Enhancements Fee Waivers...

  12. City of Bloomington- Sustainable Development Incentives

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Incentives are based on a three-tiered system, with bonuses according to the number of sustainable practices included in the projects:

  13. Commercial Lighting and LED Lighting Incentives | Department...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Schools Institutional Savings Category Lighting Lighting ControlsSensors Other EE LED Lighting Maximum Rebate Up to 100% of cost; incentives that exceed 5,000 should be...

  14. Oklahoma/Incentives | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Yes Property Tax Exemption for Wind Generators (Oklahoma) Property Tax Incentive Yes Red River Valley REA - Heat Pump Loan Program (Oklahoma) Utility Loan Program Yes...

  15. Research Local Incentive Programs | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    * Submit Permit Applications * Find an Installer * Purchase Equipment * Plan for Maintenance Research Local Incentive Programs Costs associated with small community wind...

  16. Voluntary Initiative on Incentives: Toolkit Training Webinar

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Voluntary Initiative on Incentives: Toolkit Training Webinar, Call Slides and Discussion Summary, March 26, 2015.

  17. Corporate Tax Incentive | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    OpenEI by expanding it. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCorporateTaxIncentive&oldid542699" Feedback Contact needs updating Image needs updating...

  18. Contractor-Funded Incentives | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Contractor-Funded Incentives Better Buildings Residential Network Workforce Business ... More Documents & Publications Energy Advising Services in the Post-ARRA World Strategies ...

  19. Energy Project Incentive Funds: Updates and Trends

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation covers the energy project incentive fund updates and trends and is given at the Spring 2011 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting.

  20. Avista Utilities (Gas)- Prescriptive Commercial Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Avista Utilities offers Natural Gas saving incentives to commercial customers on rate schedule 420 and 424. This program provides rebates for a variety of equipment and appliances including...

  1. Overview of Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop | Department of Energy Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Overview of Utility Incentives Presentation to the Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop RAP is a non-profit organization providing technical and educational assistance to government officials on energy and environmental issues. RAP Principals all have extensive utility regulatory

  2. Real time PV manufacturing diagnostic system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kochergin, Vladimir; Crawford, Michael A.

    2015-09-01

    The main obstacle Photovoltaic (PV) industry is facing at present is the higher cost of PV energy compared to that of fossil energy. While solar cell efficiencies continue to make incremental gains these improvements are so far insufficient to drive PV costs down to match that of fossil energy. Improved in-line diagnostics however, has the potential to significantly increase the productivity and reduce cost by improving the yield of the process. On this Phase I/Phase II SBIR project MicroXact developed and demonstrated at CIGS pilot manufacturing line a high-throughput in-line PV manufacturing diagnostic system, which was verified to provide fast and accurate data on the spatial uniformity of thickness, an composition of the thin films comprising the solar cell as the solar cell is processed reel-to-reel. In Phase II project MicroXact developed a stand-alone system prototype and demonstrated the following technical characteristics: 1) ability of real time defect/composition inconsistency detection over 60cm wide web at web speeds up to 3m/minute; 2) Better than 1mm spatial resolution on 60cm wide web; 3) an average better than 20nm spectral resolution resulting in more than sufficient sensitivity to composition imperfections (copper-rich and copper-poor regions were detected). The system was verified to be high vacuum compatible. Phase II results completely validated both technical and economic feasibility of the proposed concept. MicroXact’s solution is an enabling technique for in-line PV manufacturing diagnostics to increase the productivity of PV manufacturing lines and reduce the cost of solar energy, thus reducing the US dependency on foreign oil while simultaneously reducing emission of greenhouse gasses.

  3. Large-Scale PV Integration Study

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lu, Shuai; Etingov, Pavel V.; Diao, Ruisheng; Ma, Jian; Samaan, Nader A.; Makarov, Yuri V.; Guo, Xinxin; Hafen, Ryan P.; Jin, Chunlian; Kirkham, Harold; Shlatz, Eugene; Frantzis, Lisa; McClive, Timothy; Karlson, Gregory; Acharya, Dhruv; Ellis, Abraham; Stein, Joshua; Hansen, Clifford; Chadliev, Vladimir; Smart, Michael; Salgo, Richard; Sorensen, Rahn; Allen, Barbara; Idelchik, Boris

    2011-07-29

    This research effort evaluates the impact of large-scale photovoltaic (PV) and distributed generation (DG) output on NV Energy’s electric grid system in southern Nevada. It analyzes the ability of NV Energy’s generation to accommodate increasing amounts of utility-scale PV and DG, and the resulting cost of integrating variable renewable resources. The study was jointly funded by the United States Department of Energy and NV Energy, and conducted by a project team comprised of industry experts and research scientists from Navigant Consulting Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and NV Energy.

  4. Updating Interconnection Screens for PV System Integration

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Coddington, M.; Mather, B.; Kroposki, B.; Lynn, K.; Razon, A.; Ellis, A.; Hill, R.; Key, T.; Nicole, K.; Smith, J.

    2012-02-01

    This white paper evaluates the origins and usefulness of the capacity penetration screen, offer short-term solutions which could effectively allow fast-track interconnection to many PV system applications, and considers longer-term solutions for increasing PV deployment levels in a safe and reliable manner while reducing or eliminating the emphasis on the penetration screen. Short-term and longer-term alternatives approaches are offered as examples; however, specific modifications to screening procedures should be discussed with stakeholders and must ultimately be adopted by state and federal regulatory bodies.

  5. Investigating Temperature Effects on PV Arrays

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Schmidt Unit Title: Circuits and Electricity Subject: Physics Lesson Title: Investigating Temperature Effects on PV Arrays Grade Level(s): 11/12 Date(s): July 18, 2014 Lesson Length: 1 Class Period (65 minutes) * Learning Goal(s) [What should students know, understand, or be able to do as a result of this lab or activity.] Students will be able to measure current and voltage using a Multimeter. Students will be able to calculate the power of a PV array using voltage and current. Students will

  6. International PV QA Task Force's Proposed Comparative Rating System for PV Modules: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

    2014-10-01

    The International PV Quality Assurance Task Force is developing a rating system that provides comparative information about the relative durability of PV modules. Development of accelerated stress tests that can provide such comparative information is seen as a major step toward being able to predict PV module service life. This paper will provide details of the ongoing effort to determine the format of such an overall module rating system. The latest proposal is based on using three distinct climate zones as defined in IEC 60721-2-1 for two different mounting systems. Specific stresses beyond those used in the qualification tests are being developed for each of the selected climate zones.

  7. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal and State Laws and Incentives

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    Use an advanced or keyword search to find a specific federal or state law or incentive. ... Additions by Regulation Type Incentive and Law Additions by FuelTechnology Type Incentive ...

  8. Masdar PV GmbH | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Masdar PV GmbH Place: Germany Product: Germany-based manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic products and solutions References: Masdar PV GmbH1 This article is a stub. You...

  9. Breakout Session: Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling and Sustainability Breakout Session: Getting in the Loop: PV Hardware Recycling and Sustainability May 21, 2014 6:30PM to 7:30PM PDT ...

  10. PROJECT PROFILE: Solar PV and Real Estate: Harnessing Big Data...

    Energy Savers

    Solar PV and Real Estate: Harnessing Big Data to Drive Demand, Increase Transparency, and Lower BOS Costs (SuNLaMP) PROJECT PROFILE: Solar PV and Real Estate: Harnessing Big Data ...

  11. NREL and Sandia host PV Module Reliability Workshop, Feb. 23...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    and Sandia host PV Module Reliability Workshop, Feb. 23-25, 2016 - Sandia Energy Energy ... Twitter Google + Vimeo GovDelivery SlideShare NREL and Sandia host PV Module Reliability ...

  12. Jiangsu Tianbao PV Energy Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Tianbao PV Energy Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Jiangsu Tianbao PV Energy Co Ltd Place: Yizheng, Jiangsu Province, China Product: Reportedly planning to have 25MW of...

  13. Breakout Session: A Look Ahead: PV Manufacturing in 10 Years

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The global PV manufacturing landscape has undergone significant changes in the past decade, from geographic and economic changes in the supply chain to a significant increase in PV module...

  14. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    Center: Federal Laws and Incentives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data

  15. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Permit Application Checklist

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Permit Application Checklist is intended to be used as a best management practice when establishing local government requirements for residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system permits. Local governments may modify this checklist to accommodate their local ordinances, code requirements, and permit procedures.

  16. Final Technical Report: PV Fault Detection Tool.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    King, Bruce Hardison; Jones, Christian Birk

    2015-12-01

    The PV Fault Detection Tool project plans to demonstrate that the FDT can (a) detect catastrophic and degradation faults and (b) identify the type of fault. This will be accomplished by collecting fault signatures using different instruments and integrating this information to establish a logical controller for detecting, diagnosing and classifying each fault.

  17. Microsoft Word - PV Report v20.doc

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    A EIA Task Order No. DE-DT0000804, Subtask 3 Photovoltaic (PV) Cost and Performance Characteristics for Residential and Commercial Applications Final Report August 2010 Prepared for: Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting U.S. Energy Information Administration Prepared by: ICF International Contact: Robert Kwartin T: (703) 934-3586 E: rkwartin@icfi.com ii Table of Contents Executive Summary

  18. TRNSYS HYBRID wind diesel PV simulator

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Quinlan, P.J.A.; Mitchell, J.W.; Klein, S.A.; Beckman, W.A.; Blair, N.J.

    1996-12-31

    The Solar Energy Laboratory (SEL) has developed a wind diesel PV hybrid systems simulator, UW-HYBRID 1.0, an application of the TRNSYS 14.2 time-series simulation environment. An AC/DC bus links up to five diesels and wind turbine models, along with PV modules, a battery bank, and an AC/DC converter. Multiple units can be selected. PV system simulations include solar angle and peak power tracking options. Weather data are Typical Meteorological Year data, parametrically generated synthesized data, or external data files. PV performance simulations rely on long-standing SEL-developed algorithms. Loads data are read as scalable time series. Diesel simulations include estimated fuel-use and waste heat output, and are dispatched using a least-cost of fuel strategy. Wind system simulations include varying air density, wind shear and wake effects. Time step duration is user-selectable. UW-HYBRID 1.0 runs in Windows{reg_sign}, with TRNSED providing a customizable user interface. 12 refs., 6 figs.

  19. NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry | Solar | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is unique in its requirement for all organizations

  20. NREL: Workforce Development and Education Programs - NREL Hosts PV Module

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Reliability Workshop for Industry NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is

  1. High-Penetration PV with Advanced Power Conditioning Systems | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy High-Penetration PV with Advanced Power Conditioning Systems High-Penetration PV with Advanced Power Conditioning Systems va tech logo2.jpg -- This project is inactive -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) is evaluating the impacts of high photovoltaic (PV) penetration and methods to manage any impacts with improved power conditioning equipment. APPROACH The team's combined approach is to verify and demonstrate existing and new high-penetration level PV

  2. PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presenation summarizes the information discussed by Sandia National Laboratories at the PV Manufacturing Workshop, March 25, 2011.

  3. National solar technology roadmap: Film-silicon PV

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Keyes, Brian

    2007-06-01

    Silicon photovoltaic (PV) technologies are addressed in two different technology roadmaps: Film-Silicon PV and Wafer-Silicon PV. This Film-Silicon PV roadmap applies to all silicon-film technologies that rely on a supporting substrate such as glass, polymer, aluminum, stainless steel, or metallurgical-grade silicon. Such devices typically use amorphous, nanocrystalline, fine-grained polycrystalline, or epitaxial silicon layers that are 1–20 μm thick.

  4. PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories PV Performance and Reliability Validation Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories This ...

  5. Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    & Interconnection Manufacturing, Workforce & Training Resources Subprogram Soft Costs Author Interstate Renewable Energy Council Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems ...

  6. Role of Polycrystalline Thin-Film PV Technologies in Competitive PV Module Markets: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    von Roedern, B.; Ullal, H. S.

    2008-05-01

    This paper discusses the developments in thin-film PV technologies and provides an outlook on future commercial module efficiencies achievable based on today's knowledge about champion cell performance.

  7. Commercialization of PV-powered pumping systems for use in utility PV service programs. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-03-01

    The project described in this report was a commercialization effort focused on cost-effective remote water pumping systems for use in utility-based photovoltaic (PV) service programs. The project combined a commercialization strategy tailored specifically for electric utilities with the development of a PV-powered pumping system that operates conventional ac pumps rather than relying on the more expensive and less reliable PV pumps on the market. By combining these two attributes, a project goal was established of creating sustained utility purchases of 250 PV-powered water pumping systems per year. The results of each of these tasks are presented in two parts contained in this Final Summary Report. The first part summarizes the results of the Photovoltaic Services Network (PSN) as a new business venture, while the second part summarizes the results of the Golden Photon system installations. Specifically, results and photographs from each of the system installations are presented in this latter part.

  8. Utility Incentives for Combined Heat and Power | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    URI: cleanenergysolutions.orgcontentutility-incentives-combined-heat-and- Language: English Policies: Financial Incentives This report reviews a U.S. Environmental...

  9. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of ...

  10. Structuring Rebate and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Demand...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Structuring Rebate and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Demand Structuring Rebate and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Demand Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer...

  11. Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA Boiler MACT Proposed Rule, December 2012 Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA ...

  12. Miami-Dade County- Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund (TJIF) provides financial incentives for select industries, including solar thermal and photovoltaic manufacturing, installation and repair companies that are...

  13. Tax Incentives for Residential Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings On this page you'll find information about incentives for: purchasing and installing energy efficient ... Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency ...

  14. Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Vehicle Incentive Program Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Program AgencyCompany Organization: Natural Gas Vehicles for...

  15. Filter:Incentives by Efficiency or Renewable | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Filter Edit History Filter:Incentives by Efficiency or Renewable Jump to: navigation, search This filter covers the property Incentive...

  16. EPA Clean Energy Incentive Program Stakeholder Calls - Potential...

    Energy Savers

    Energy Incentive Program Stakeholder Calls - Potential CEIP Project Partners EPA Clean Energy Incentive Program Stakeholder Calls - Potential CEIP Project Partners November 23,...

  17. California Energy Incentive Programs: An Annual Update on Key...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Incentive Programs: An Annual Update on Key Energy Issues and Financial Opportunities for Federal Sites in California California Energy Incentive Programs: An Annual Update ...

  18. NIPSCO Custom Commercial and Industrial Gas and Electric Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NIPSCO’s Commercial and Industrial Custom Electric and Natural Gas Incentive Program offers financial incentives to qualifying large commercial, industrial, non-profit, governmental and...

  19. Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta, Director, Office of Contract Management, OAPM Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta, ...

  20. Strategies to Address Split Incentives in Multifamily Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    to Address Split Incentives in Multifamily Buildings Strategies to Address Split Incentives in Multifamily Buildings Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Multifamily Low-Income ...

  1. Fact #893: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Fact 893: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging ...

  2. Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a ...

  3. Recovery Act Incentives for Wind Energy Equipment Manufacturing...

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    Recovery Act Incentives for Wind Energy Equipment Manufacturing Recovery Act Incentives for Wind Energy Equipment Manufacturing Document that lists some of the major federal ...

  4. Fact #893: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of...

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    3: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Dataset Fact 893: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of Electric Vehicle ...

  5. High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis

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    Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.

    2013-09-01

    NREL has contracted with Clean Power Research to provide 1-minute simulation datasets of PV systems located at three high penetration distribution feeders in the service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE): Porterville, Palmdale, and Fontana, California. The resulting PV simulations will be used to separately model the electrical circuits to determine the impacts of PV on circuit operations.

  6. Hudson Light & Power- Photovoltaic Incentive Program

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    Hudson Light & Power Department, the municipal utility for the Town of Hudson, offers a limited number of solar photovoltaic (PV) rebates for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal...

  7. PV_LIB Toolbox v. 1.3

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2015-12-09

    PV_LIB comprises a library of Matlab? code for modeling photovoltaic (PV) systems. Included are functions to compute solar position and to estimate irradiance in the PV system’s plane of array, cell temperature, PV module electrical output, and conversion from DC to AC power. Also included are functions that aid in determining parameters for module performance models from module characterization testing. PV_LIB is open source code primarily intended for research and academic purposes. All algorithms aremore » documented in openly available literature with the appropriate references included in comments within the code.« less

  8. PV_LIB Toolbox v. 1.3

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    2015-12-09

    PV_LIB comprises a library of Matlab? code for modeling photovoltaic (PV) systems. Included are functions to compute solar position and to estimate irradiance in the PV system’s plane of array, cell temperature, PV module electrical output, and conversion from DC to AC power. Also included are functions that aid in determining parameters for module performance models from module characterization testing. PV_LIB is open source code primarily intended for research and academic purposes. All algorithms are documented in openly available literature with the appropriate references included in comments within the code.

  9. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives

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    betterbuildings.energy.gov/neighborhoods 1 June 2012 Financing and Incentives Key Takeaways ■■ Maintain a base level of demand in the absence of rebates by providing mul- tiple customer financing options ■■ Create a sense of urgency and drive customer demand with incentive deadlines ■■ Design incentives to achieve specific goals The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is a U.S. Energy Department program that is improving lives and communities across the country through energy

  10. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives

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    betterbuildings.energy.gov/neighborhoods 1 Spotlight on Michigan: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives With support from the U.S. Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, a diverse coalition of partners under the banner of BetterBuildings for Michigan designed 27 neighborhood "sweeps" across the state. These targeted outreach campaigns applied varying incentives and outreach strategies to designated neighbor- hoods with a goal to understand which incentives

  11. Cascaded Microinverter PV System for Reduced Cost

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    Bellus, Daniel R.; Ely, Jeffrey A.

    2013-04-29

    In this project, a team led by Delphi will develop and demonstrate a novel cascaded photovoltaic (PV) inverter architecture using advanced components. This approach will reduce the cost and improve the performance of medium and large-sized PV systems. The overall project objective is to develop, build, and test a modular 11-level cascaded three-phase inverter building block for photovoltaic applications and to develop and analyze the associated commercialization plan. The system will be designed to utilize photovoltaic panels and will supply power to the electric grid at 208 VAC, 60 Hz 3-phase. With the proposed topology, three inverters, each with an embedded controller, will monitor and control each of the cascade sections, reducing costs associated with extra control boards. This report details the final disposition on this project.

  12. CPS Energy- New Residential Construction Incentives

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    CPS Energy offers incentives for new residential construction that is at least 15% more efficient than required by the City of San Antonio Building Code (based on IECC 2009). The building code and...

  13. Energy Savings Mortgage Incentive for New Homes

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    The amount of the incentive depends on the energy efficiency of the new home, measured on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, and must include a non-state source match. (Homes with lower...

  14. Fuel Cell Rebate and Performance Incentive

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    Under PON 2157 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers incentives for the purchase, installation, and operation of customer sited tier (CST, also called "beh...

  15. Existing Facilities Performance Based Incentive Program

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    NOTE: Beginning September 21, 2015, NYSERDA is modifying the incentives available through the Existing Facilities Program for the rest of the program year 2015. The changes include i) eliminating...

  16. Made in Minnesota Solar Energy Production Incentive

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    Since January 2014, The Department of Commerce (DOC) has administered the Made in Minnesota Solar Energy Production Incentive pursuant to H.F. 729, which was enacted in May 2013. Systems must be ...

  17. Distributed Generation Financial Incentives and Programs Resources

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    There are various programs in place that offer financial incentives to the residential, commercial, industrial, utility,  education, and/or government sectors for renewable energy. Programs include...

  18. CPS Energy- New Commercial Construction Incentives

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    CPS Energy offers incentives for new commercial construction that is at least 15% more efficient than required by the City of San Antonio Building Code (based on IECC 2009). The building code and...

  19. Property:Incentive/Active | Open Energy Information

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    or Inactive Pages using the property "IncentiveActive" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2003 Climate Change Fuel Cell Buy-Down Program...

  20. Idaho Power- Easy Upgrades Efficiency Incentive Program

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    Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to upgrade to more efficient equipment in their facilities. The utility provides rebates for lighting...

  1. SDG&E- California Advanced Homes Incentives

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    SDG&E offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A...

  2. PG&E- California Advanced Homes Incentives

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    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new...

  3. Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration

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    Lessons Learned with Early PV Plant Integration Page 1 of 23 Kristen Ardani (NREL), Elsa Gonzales (Arizona Public Service Company), Rachel Sall (Arizona Public Service Company), Frankie Greco (Arizona Public Service Company), David Narang (Arizona Public Service Company) Page 1 of 23 [Speaker: Kristen Ardani] Cover Slide: Thank you everyone for joining us today for the DG Interconnection Collaborative informational webinar. Today we have speakers from Arizona Public Service Company, who will

  4. DOE Handbook on Recruitment and Retention Incentives | Department of Energy

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    DOE Handbook on Recruitment and Retention Incentives DOE Handbook on Recruitment and Retention Incentives This desk reference contains sample recruitment, relocation, retention, and student loan incentive plans and service agreements for eligible employees; sample worksheets to assist in documenting the justification and approvals for all types of recruitment and retention incentives; information on superior qualification determinations; guidance and sample documents regarding crediting

  5. Energy Incentive Programs, Missouri | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Missouri Energy Incentive Programs, Missouri Updated July 2015 Missouri utilities budgeted over $65 million in 2014 across their various programs to promote energy efficiency in the state. What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state? Missouri has no public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs. What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me? Ameren Missouri offers a variety of electric and natural gas efficiency incentives through its

  6. Energy Incentive Programs, Nebraska | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Nebraska Energy Incentive Programs, Nebraska Updated April 2015 In 2013 Nebraskan utilities budgeted over $15 million to promote demand side management in the state. What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state? Nebraska has no public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs. What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me? Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) offers a number of incentive programs: ECO 24/7 provides whole-building commissioning and

  7. Energy Incentive Programs, Nevada | Department of Energy

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    Nevada Energy Incentive Programs, Nevada Updated February 2015 Nevada utilities budgeted over $55 million in 2013 to promote energy efficiency and load management in the state. What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state? Nevada does not have public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs. What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me? NV Energy provides Business Energy Incentives to commercial/industrial customers as a result of its integrated

  8. Energy Incentive Programs, Wyoming | Department of Energy

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    Wyoming Energy Incentive Programs, Wyoming Updated February 2015 Wyoming utilities budgeted over $6 million in 2013 to promote energy efficiency and load management in the state. What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state? Wyoming has no statewide public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs. What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me? PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power has consolidated its incentives for commercial, industrial, and

  9. Memorandum, Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives |

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    Department of Energy Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives Memorandum, Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives The National Nuclear Security Admin istration (NNSA) Technica l Qualification Program (TQP) was established as a process to ensure Federal technical employees possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform their assigned duties and responsibilities. The TQP enhances the ability of the NNSA and Department of Energy (DOE) to

  10. SES Awards and Incentives | Department of Energy

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    Awards and Incentives SES Awards and Incentives The three SES award programs are: * Performance Awards; * Presidential Rank Awards; and * Other Awards Performance Awards: Recognize high quality performance during a 1-year appraisal period. The individual must be: An SES career appointee as of the end of the performance appraisal period and have at least a "Meets Expectations" rating as the most recent annual summary rating. A former SES career appointee who elected to retain award

  11. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the

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    States Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the States to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the States on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the States on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the States on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Voucher Incentive Programs: Lessons From the States on Delicious

  12. New Local Incentive Search Widget: DSIRE | Department of Energy

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    Local Incentive Search Widget: DSIRE New Local Incentive Search Widget: DSIRE August 15, 2011 - 11:43am Addthis Andrea Spikes Former Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Energy Savers mailbox gets requests for the latest in tax credits, appliance rebates, and other energy efficiency incentives on a regular basis. So when the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) released its new incentive search widget, we were thrilled to post it on the

  13. Federal Incentives for Water Power | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Federal Incentives for Water Power Federal Incentives for Water Power This factsheet lists some of the major federal incentives for water power technologies available as of April 2014. Federal Incentives for Water Power (3.62 MB) More Documents & Publications Recovery Act Incentives for Wind Energy Equipment Manufacturing Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Update: New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Aggregating QECB Allocations and Using

  14. Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects | Department of

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    Energy Market Transformation » Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects Financial Incentives for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects Find information about federal and state financial incentives for hydrogen fuel cell projects. Federal Incentives The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 includes tax incentives to help minimize the cost of hydrogen and fuel cell projects. It offers an investment tax credit of 30% for qualified fuel cell property or $3,000/kW of the fuel

  15. Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations

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    Mills, A.; Botterud, A.; Wu, J.; Zhou, Z.; Hodge, B-M.; Heany, M.

    2013-10-31

    This study develops a systematic framework for estimating the increase in operating costs due to uncertainty and variability in renewable resources, uses the framework to quantify the integration costs associated with sub-hourly solar power variability and uncertainty, and shows how changes in system operations may affect these costs. Toward this end, we present a statistical method for estimating the required balancing reserves to maintain system reliability along with a model for commitment and dispatch of the portfolio of thermal and renewable resources at different stages of system operations. We estimate the costs of sub-hourly solar variability, short-term forecast errors, and day-ahead (DA) forecast errors as the difference in production costs between a case with “realistic” PV (i.e., subhourly solar variability and uncertainty are fully included in the modeling) and a case with “well behaved” PV (i.e., PV is assumed to have no sub-hourly variability and can be perfectly forecasted). In addition, we highlight current practices that allow utilities to compensate for the issues encountered at the sub-hourly time frame with increased levels of PV penetration. In this analysis we use the analytical framework to simulate utility operations with increasing deployment of PV in a case study of Arizona Public Service Company (APS), a utility in the southwestern United States. In our analysis, we focus on three processes that are important in understanding the management of PV variability and uncertainty in power system operations. First, we represent the decisions made the day before the operating day through a DA commitment model that relies on imperfect DA forecasts of load and wind as well as PV generation. Second, we represent the decisions made by schedulers in the operating day through hour-ahead (HA) scheduling. Peaking units can be committed or decommitted in the HA schedules and online units can be redispatched using forecasts that are improved

  16. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Tankless Water Heater, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment SCE- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Southern California Edison (SCE) offers incentives for...

  17. Real Power and Reactive Power Control of a Three-Phase Single-Stage-PV System and PV voltage Stability

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    Li, Huijuan; Xu, Yan; Adhikari, Sarina; Rizy, D Tom; Li, Fangxing; Irminger, Philip

    2012-01-01

    Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems with power electronic interfaces can provide both real and reactive power to meet power system needs with appropriate control algorithms. This paper presents the control algorithm design for a three-phase single-stage grid-connected PV inverter to achieve either maximum power point tracking (MPPT) or a certain amount of real power injection, as well as the voltage/var control. The switching between MPPT control mode and a certain amount of real power control mode is automatic and seamless. Without the DC-to-DC booster stage, PV DC voltage stability is an important issue in the control design especially when the PV inverter is operating at maximum power point (MPP) with voltage/var control. The PV DC voltage collapse phenomenon and its reason are discussed. The method based on dynamic correction of the PV inverter output is proposed to ensure PV DC voltage stability. Simulation results of the single-stage PV system during system disturbances and fast solar irradiation changes confirm that the proposed control algorithm for single-stage PV inverters can provide appropriate real and reactive power services and ensure PV DC voltage stability during dynamic system operation and atmospheric conditions.

  18. NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers | Solar |

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    NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers February 8, 2016 Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) modules. PV manufacturers will use the new standard to increase the level of confidence investors, utilities, and consumers have in solar panel safety and

  19. NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers |

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    Energy Systems Integration | NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers A new resource sponsored by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative helps distribution engineers understand the challenges of high-penetration PV integration. January 27, 2016 As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly installed throughout the country at distribution-level utility scale, a new challenge is emerging: how to safely and effectively integrate greater amounts of variable

  20. NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers |

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    Grid Modernization | NREL High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers A new resource sponsored by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative helps distribution engineers understand the challenges of high-penetration PV integration. January 27, 2016 As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly installed throughout the country at distribution-level utility scale, a new challenge is emerging: how to safely and effectively integrate greater amounts of variable solar generation

  1. NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers |

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    Solar | NREL Releases High-Penetration PV Handbook for Distribution Engineers A new resource sponsored by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative helps distribution engineers understand the challenges of high-penetration PV integration. January 27, 2016 As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly installed throughout the country at distribution-level utility scale, a new challenge is emerging: how to safely and effectively integrate greater amounts of variable solar generation

  2. NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers - News

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    Releases | NREL Helps Establish New PV Quality Standards for Manufacturers February 8, 2016 Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) modules. PV manufacturers will use the new standard to increase the level of confidence investors, utilities, and consumers have in solar panel

  3. SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session |

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    Department of Energy Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session SunShot Presentation PV Module Reliabity Workshop Opening Session This PowerPoint slide deck was originally presented at the opening session of the 2013 NREL PV Module Reliability Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Golden, CO. It provides an overview of the DOE SunShot initiative, discusses systems integration and technology validation activities, and highlighted the goals and key agenda items for the workshop.

  4. Sandia Energy - Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC)...

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    Photovoltaic (PV) Regional Test Center (RTC) Website Goes Live Home Renewable Energy Energy Partnership News SunShot News & Events Photovoltaic Solar National Solar Thermal Test...

  5. Siemens PV Technology now Konarka | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Siemens PV Technology (now Konarka) Place: Germany Product: Formerly the organic photovoltaic research operations of Siemens, which became part of Konarka Technologies on...

  6. NREL Mesa Top PV System | Open Energy Information

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    PV System Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Solar Facility Type Photovoltaic Owner SunEdison Solar Developer SunEdison Solar Energy Purchaser National Renewable...

  7. Sandia Labs and EPRI Hosted the 2016 PV Systems Symposium

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    Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas ... Hydrogen Production Market Transformation Fuel Cells ... PV performance, reliability, and grid integration. ...

  8. Overcoming Structural Engineering Barriers to PV Permits and...

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    Title: Overcoming Structural Engineering Barriers to PV Permits and Installations. Abstract not provided. Authors: Dwyer, Stephen F. ; Harper, Alan Publication Date: 2010-02-01 ...

  9. Zhangjiagang Sunlink PV Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Province, China Zip: 215600 Product: Specialises in developing, manufacturing and marketing of crystalline silicon PV products. Coordinates: 31.950001, 120.449997 Show Map...

  10. Global Gathering Addresses PV Role in Energy Prosperity and Climate...

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    Global Gathering Addresses PV Role in Energy Prosperity and Climate Change Mitigation March 30, 2016 Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

  11. Photovoltaic (PV) Module Level Remote Safety Disconnect - Energy...

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    Find More Like This Return to Search Photovoltaic (PV) Module Level Remote Safety ... system Applications and Industries * Photovoltaic solar * Emergency response Technology ...

  12. Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market to be Propelled...

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    Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market to be Propelled by Greater Concerns over Carbon Footprint Home > Groups > Renewable Energy RFPs John55364's picture Submitted by...

  13. Weathering Performance of PV Backsheets | Department of Energy

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    Accelerated Laboratory Tests Using Simultaneous UV, Temperature, and Moisture for PV ... Sheet, Noryl PPE Sheet-Back Sheet Test Procedure for UV Weathering Resistance of Backsheet

  14. PV QA Task Group #2: Thermal and Mechanical Fatigue Including...

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    for Rating System Agenda for the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado Accelerated Stress Testing, Qualification Testing, HAST, Field Experience

  15. PV technology differences and discrepancies in modelling between...

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    and limitations of present and alternative PV models The sensitivity and limitations of ... ; seasonal annealing (particularly thin film) ; soiling ; LID and long term degradation ...

  16. Präsentation Bernhard Gatzka PV*SOL Expert

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    ... presented at the 2013 Sandia Author: Bernhard Gatzka Slide 10 PV Performance Modeling Workshop Thin Film Modules * Partial shading of all stripes reduces linearly. * Shading ...

  17. NREL: Photovoltaics Research - NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability...

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    Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability ...

  18. NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - PV Module Reliability...

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    PV Module Reliability Workshop NREL hosts an annual Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) so that solar technology experts can share information leading to the ...

  19. NREL: Solar Research - NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop...

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    Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability ...

  20. Utility Participation in the Rooftop Solar PV Market Transcript

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    Utility Participation in the Rooftop Solar PV Market Page 1 of 21 Kristen Ardani, Jurstin ... from two Arizona utilities that have implemented utility owned rooftop solar programs. ...

  1. PROJECT PROFILE: Improving PV performance Estimates in the System...

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    This project will improve the forecasting of lifetime PV system performance as well as operations and maintenance costs by incorporating the Photovoltaic Reliability and ...

  2. Sandia to host PV Bankability workshop at Solar Power International...

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    host PV Bankability workshop at Solar Power International (SPI) 2013 - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator Energy & Climate Secure & ...

  3. PvXchange GmbH | Open Energy Information

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    Berlin, Germany Zip: 10963 Sector: Services Product: A German platform for PV module spot trades. Also provides data on spot prices and offers consulting services. Coordinates:...

  4. Improving Data Transparency for the Distributed PV Interconnection...

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    June 3, 2015 "Improving Data Transparency for the Distributed PV Interconnection Process: ... how data reporting requirements for interconnection vary across States, how tracking and ...

  5. PROJECT PROFILE: Reducing PV Performance Uncertainty by Accurately...

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    500,000 The procedures used today for prediction of the solar resource available to photovoltaic (PV) projects uses horizontal irradiance validated with thermopile radiometers. ...

  6. 4th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop in Cologne...

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    ... headquarters of TV Rheinland in Cologne Germany to discuss and share results related to predicting the performance and monitoring the output from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. ...

  7. Summary of the 3rd International PV Module Quality Assurance...

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    in Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Potential Induced Degradation (PID) Tests for Commercially Available PV Modules Overview of Thermoelectric Power ...

  8. Stichting Triodos PV Partners defunct | Open Energy Information

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    22209 Product: Stichting Triodos PV Partners, a JV Triodos Bank Group, Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund, & Global Transition Consulting, was wound up and the management of...

  9. Integrating Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts...

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    Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts: Options for Local Governments Nationwide The guide contains several helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of ...

  10. Water Impacts of High Solar PV Electricity Penetration

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    Water Impacts of High Solar PV Electricity Penetration Jordan Macknick and Stuart Cohen National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Technical Report NRELTP-6A20-63011 September...

  11. Overview of the PV Module Model in PVWatts (Presentation)

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    Marion, B.

    2010-09-22

    Overview of the PV module model. PVWatts module power estimates were compared with those using the Sandia model for three modules and data sets.

  12. Instrumentation for Evaluating PV System Performance Losses from Snow: Preprint

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    Marion, B.; Rodriguez, J.; Pruett, J.

    2009-04-01

    Describes the use of a pyranometer with a heater and a digital camera to determine losses related to snow for PV systems located at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  13. GridPV Toolbox Version 2 Now Available

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    Solar Energy Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas Safety, ... GridPV Toolbox Version 2 Now Available HomeDistribution Grid Integration, News, ...

  14. Solar America Initiative (SAI) PV Technology Incubator Program: Preprint

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    Keyes, B.; Symko-Davies, M.; Mitchell, R.; Ullal H.; von Roedern, B.; Greene, L.; Stephens, S.

    2008-05-01

    The SAI PV Technology Incubator Program is designed to accelerate technologies/prodesses that have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept/process in a laboratory.

  15. Development of a Dispatchable PV Peak Shainv System. PV: Bonus Program - Phase 1 Report. Volume 1

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    1995-10-01

    This report summarizes the work performed by Delmarva Power and Light and its subcontractors in Phase 1 of the US Department of Energy's PV:BONUS Program. The purpose of the program is to develop products and systems for buildings which utilize photovoltaic (N) technology. Beginning with a cooperative research effort with the University of Delaware's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research Delmarva Power developed and demonstrated the concept of Dispatchable PV Peak Shaving. This concept and the system which resulted horn the development work are unique from other grid-connected PV systems because it combines a PV, battery energy storage, power conversion and control technologies into an integrated package. Phase 1 began in July 1993 with the installation of a test and demonstration system at Delmarva's Northern Division General Office building near Newark, Delaware. Following initial testing throughout the summer and fall of 1993, significant modifications were made under an amendment to the DOE contract. Work on Phase 1 concluded in the early spring of 1995. Significant progress towards the goal of commercializing the system was made during Phase 1, and is summarized. Based on progress in Phase 1, a proposal to continue the work in Phase 2 was submitted to the US DOE in May 1995. A contract amendment and providing funds for the Phase 2 work is expected in July 1995.

  16. Powerplant productivity improvements and regulatory incentives

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    Hardy, D; Brown, D

    1980-10-27

    The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits to be gained from increased powerplant productivity and to validate and demonstrate the use of incentives within the regulatory process to promote the improvement of powerplant productivity. The system-wide costs savings to be gained from given productivity improvement scenarios are estimated in both the short and long term. Numerous reports and studies exist which indicate that productivity improvements at the powerplant level are feasible and cost effective. The efforts of this study widen this focus and relate system-wide productivity improvements with system-wide cost savings. The initial thrust of the regulatory section of this study is to validate the existence of reasonable incentive procedures which would enable regulatory agencies to better motivate electric utilities to improve productivity on both the powerplant and system levels. The voluntary incentive format developed in this study was designed to facilitate the link between profit and efficiency which is typically not clear in most regulated market environments. It is concluded that at the present time, many electric utilities in this country could significantly increase the productivity of their base load units, and the adoption of an incentive program of the general type recommended in this study would add to rate of return regulation the needed financial incentives to enable utilities to make such improvements without losing long-run profit. In light of the upcoming oil import target levels and mandatory cutbacks of oil and gas as boiler fuels for electric utilities, the use of incentive programs to encourage more efficient utilization of coal and nuclear base load capacity will become far more inviting over the next two decades.

  17. Grid-tied PV battery systems.

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    Barrett, Keith Phillip; Gonzalez, Sigifredo; Hund, Thomas D.

    2010-09-01

    Grid tied PV energy smoothing was implemented by using a valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery as a temporary energy storage device to both charge and discharge as required to smooth the inverter energy output from the PV array. Inverter output was controlled by the average solar irradiance over the previous 1h time interval. On a clear day the solar irradiance power curve is offset by about 1h, while on a variable cloudy day the inverter output power curve will be smoothed based on the average solar irradiance. Test results demonstrate that this smoothing algorithm works very well. Battery state of charge was more difficult to manage because of the variable system inefficiencies. Testing continued for 30-days and established consistent operational performance for extended periods of time under a wide variety of resource conditions. Both battery technologies from Exide (Absolyte) and East Penn (ALABC Advanced) proved to cycle well at a Partial state of charge over the time interval tested.

  18. Sensitivities of I-V Parameters in C-Si PV Modules of Hygrothermal...

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    Sensitivities of I-V Parameters in C-Si PV Modules of Hygrothermal Stress Sensitivities of I-V Parameters in C-Si PV Modules of Hygrothermal Stress Presented at the PV Module ...

  19. Step-Stress Accelerated Degradation Testing (SSADT) for Photovoltaic (PV) Devices and Cells (Presentation)

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    Lee, J.; Elmore, R.; Suh, C.; Jones, W.

    2010-10-01

    Presentation on step-stress accelerated degradation testing (SSADT) for photovoltaics (PV). Developed are a step-stress degradation test (SSADT) for PV reliability tests and a lifetime prediction model for PV products.

  20. Preliminary Analysis of Modules Deployed at PV-USA for 18-24...

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    Preliminary Analysis of Modules Deployed at PV-USA for 18-24 Years Preliminary Analysis of Modules Deployed at PV-USA for 18-24 Years Presented at the PV Module Reliability ...

  1. U.S. Department of Energy PV Roadmaps | Open Energy Information

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    PV Roadmaps Jump to: navigation, search Logo: U.S. Department of Energy PV Roadmaps Name U.S. Department of Energy PV Roadmaps AgencyCompany Organization United States Department...

  2. Filter:Incentives By Type | Open Energy Information

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    By Type Jump to: navigation, search This filter covers the property IncentiveType. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleFilter:IncentivesByType&oldid258666...

  3. Show Me the Money!: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives...

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    Show Me the Money: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives, and Get Projects Done Show Me the Money: How to Find Financing, Access Incentives, and Get Projects Done December 6, ...

  4. List of Solar Thermal Electric Incentives | Open Energy Information

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    List of Solar Thermal Electric Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 562 Solar Thermal Electric Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-562)...

  5. List of Solar Energy Incentives | Open Energy Information

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    Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 1794 Solar Energy Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-1000) CSV (rows 1001-1500) CSV (rows...

  6. Property:Incentive/Cont2Place | Open Energy Information

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    search Property Name IncentiveCont2Place Property Type String Pages using the property "IncentiveCont2Place" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next...

  7. Property:Incentive/Cont3Addr | Open Energy Information

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    Addr Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveCont3Addr Property Type String Pages using the property "IncentiveCont3Addr" Showing 25 pages using this property....

  8. Property:Incentive/Cont3Phone | Open Energy Information

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    Cont3Phone Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveCont3Phone Property Type String Pages using the property "IncentiveCont3Phone" Showing 25 pages using this property....

  9. Property:Incentive/Auth6Link | Open Energy Information

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    Auth6Link Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveAuth6Link Property Type URL Pages using the property "IncentiveAuth6Link" Showing 25 pages using this property....

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    Auth7Link Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveAuth7Link Property Type URL Description Url link to authority. Pages using the property "IncentiveAuth7Link" Showing...

  11. Property:Incentive/Auth9Link | Open Energy Information

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    Auth9Link Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveAuth9Link Property Type URL Description Url link to authority. Pages using the property "IncentiveAuth9Link" Showing...

  12. Property:Incentive/Auth11Link | Open Energy Information

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    1Link Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IncentiveAuth11Link Property Type URL Description Url link to authority Pages using the property "IncentiveAuth11Link" Showing 20...

  13. Status of High Performance PV: Polycrystalline Thin-Film Tandems

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    Symko-Davies, M.

    2005-02-01

    The High-Performance Photovoltaic (HiPerf PV) Project was initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy to substantially increase the viability of photovoltaics (PV) for cost-competitive applications so that PV can contribute significantly to our energy supply and our environment. The HiPerf PV Project aims at exploring the ultimate performance limits of existing PV technologies, approximately doubling their sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies during its course. This work includes bringing thin-film cells and modules toward 25% and 20% efficiencies, respectively, and developing multijunction concentrator cells and modules able to convert more than one-third of the sun's energy to electricity (i.e., 33% efficiency). This paper will address recent accomplishments of the NREL in-house research effort involving polycrystalline thin-film tandems, as well as the research efforts under way in the subcontracted area.

  14. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Biodiesel

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    Biodiesel Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Biodiesel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Biodiesel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Biodiesel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Biodiesel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and

  15. Property:Incentive/ExpireDt | Open Energy Information

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    Massachusetts Municipal Commercial Industrial Incentive Program (Massachusetts) Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption (Iowa) Michigan - Residential Energy-Efficient...

  16. Category:Financial Incentive Programs | Open Energy Information

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    (Connecticut) Alternative Fueled Vehicle Incremental Cost Credit (Connecticut) A cont. Alternative Fuels Fund (Arkansas) Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Fund (AFIG)...

  17. Motivate Homeowner Action With Updated DOE Incentives Database | Department

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    of Energy Motivate Homeowner Action With Updated DOE Incentives Database Motivate Homeowner Action With Updated DOE Incentives Database bbrn_stories_motivate_051815.jpg Is customer motivation a barrier to marketing upgrades in your community? You can find ideas for incentives faster with DOE's updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). In addition to pinpointing opportunities in a variety of formats (e.g., dynamic maps, charts, tables), the database includes

  18. Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta,

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    Director, Office of Contract Management, OAPM | Department of Energy Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta, Director, Office of Contract Management, OAPM Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta, Director, Office of Contract Management, OAPM The Deputy Secretary issued December 2012 memo: "Aligning Contract Incentives" The purpose of the memo: Align Contractor Incentives with taxpayer interests Hold each party to the

  19. Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes | Department of Energy

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    Services » Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes Incentives and Financing for Energy Efficient Homes Financial incentives and financing programs can help with the cost of making energy efficient home improvements and installing renewable energy systems, such as solar electricity. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Financial incentives and financing programs can help with the cost of making energy efficient home improvements and installing renewable energy systems, such as

  20. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    non-residential customers incentive programs to encourage energy efficiency. More information about the incentive amounts and equipment... Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial,...

  1. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Refrigeration Equipment LADWP- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers prescriptive and custom incentives to...

  2. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Hydroelectric (Small) LADWP- Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers prescriptive and custom incentives to...

  3. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    offers cash incentives to non-residential customers for virtually any cost-effective energy efficiency project. Standard incentives are available for lighting, controls, HVAC,...

  4. Innovations in Wind and Solar PV Financing

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    Cory, K.; Coughlin, J.; Jenkin, T.; Pater, J.; Swezey, B.

    2008-02-01

    There is growing national interest in renewable energy development based on the economic, environmental, and security benefits that these resources provide. Historically, greater development of our domestic renewable energy resources has faced a number of hurdles, primarily related to cost, regulation, and financing. With the recent sustained increase in the costs and associated volatility of fossil fuels, the economics of renewable energy technologies have become increasingly attractive to investors, both large and small. As a result, new entrants are investing in renewable energy and new business models are emerging. This study surveys some of the current issues related to wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project financing in the electric power industry, and identifies both barriers to and opportunities for increased investment.

  5. Analytical Improvements in PV Degradation Rate Determination

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    Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

    2011-02-01

    As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined accurately. For non-spectrally corrected data several complete seasonal cycles (typically 3-5 years) are required to obtain reasonably accurate degradation rates. In a rapidly evolving industry such a time span is often unacceptable and the need exists to determine degradation rates accurately in a shorter period of time. Occurrence of outliers and data shifts are two examples of analytical problems leading to greater uncertainty and therefore to longer observation times. In this paper we compare three methodologies of data analysis for robustness in the presence of outliers, data shifts and shorter measurement time periods.

  6. Business Case for Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives

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    | Department of Energy Business Case for Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives Business Case for Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Incentives TQP Accreditation standardize the program throughout the Department by ensuring consistent application of TQP requirements. Business Case for TQP Accreditation Incentives (21.27 KB) More Documents & Publications Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Los Alamos Site Office - 2007 Technical

  7. Title XVII Incentives for Innovative Technologies | Department of Energy

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    Incentives for Innovative Technologies Title XVII Incentives for Innovative Technologies Announcement from the Loan Program Office Title XVII Incentives for Innovative Technologies (50.02 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Policy Act of 2005 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 20320 of the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution

  8. Microsoft Word - 2016 PV Systems Symposium - Save the Date v6...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... and best practices for integrating PV into the distribution system, assessing the risk of system impacts for high PV deployment levels, and eliminating interconnection barriers. ...

  9. The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects...

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    The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects Data courtesy of National Renewable Energy ...

  10. Linkage to Previous International PV Module QA Task Force Workshops; Proposal for Rating System (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Sample, T.; Yamamichi, M.; Kondo, M.

    2013-05-01

    This presentation gives the historical background of the creation of the International PV QA Task Force as an introduction to the PV Module Reliability Workshop.

  11. Integration of Behind-the-Meter PV Fleet Forecasts into Utility...

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    Forecasting behind-the-meter distributed PV generation power production within a region ... This project is expected to reduce the costs of integrating higher penetrations of PV into ...

  12. Utility Scale PV Perspective on SunShot Progress and Opportunities...

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    Utility Scale PV Perspective on SunShot Progress and Opportunities Utility Scale PV Perspective on SunShot Progress and Opportunities These slides correspond to a presentation ...

  13. The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects...

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    The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects The Falling Price of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects Data courtesy of National Renewable Energy...

  14. NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems | PV | NREL

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    NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems April 25, 2016 Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The research builds on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Rudolph Marcus, who developed a fundamental tenet of physical chemistry that explains

  15. Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System

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    Anderson, K; Coddington, M; Burman, K; Hayter, S; Kroposki, B; Watson, and A

    2009-11-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has teamed with cities across the country through the Solar America Cities (SAC) partnership program to help reduce barriers and accelerate implementation of solar energy. The New York City SAC team is a partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY), the New York City Mayor s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).The New York City SAC team is working with DOE s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Con Edison, the local utility, to develop a roadmap for photovoltaic (PV) installations in the five boroughs. The city set a goal to increase its installed PV capacity from1.1 MW in 2005 to 8.1 MW by 2015 (the maximum allowed in 2005). A key barrier to reaching this goal, however, is the complexity of the interconnection process with the local utility. Unique challenges are associated with connecting distributed PV systems to secondary network distribution systems (simplified to networks in this report). Although most areas of the country use simpler radial distribution systems to distribute electricity, larger metropolitan areas like New York City typically use networks to increase reliability in large load centers. Unlike the radial distribution system, where each customer receives power through a single line, a network uses a grid of interconnected lines to deliver power to each customer through several parallel circuits and sources. This redundancy improves reliability, but it also requires more complicated coordination and protection schemes that can be disrupted by energy exported from distributed PV systems. Currently, Con Edison studies each potential PV system in New York City to evaluate the system s impact on the network, but this is time consuming for utility engineers and may delay the customer s project or add cost for larger installations. City leaders would like to streamline this process to facilitate faster, simpler, and

  16. Kauai Island Utility Co-op (KIUC) PV integration study.

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    Ellis, Abraham; Mousseau, Tom

    2011-08-01

    This report investigates the effects that increased distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation would have on the Kauai Island Utility Co-op (KIUC) system operating requirements. The study focused on determining reserve requirements needed to mitigate the impact of PV variability on system frequency, and the impact on operating costs. Scenarios of 5-MW, 10-MW, and 15-MW nameplate capacity of PV generation plants distributed across the Kauai Island were considered in this study. The analysis required synthesis of the PV solar resource data and modeling of the KIUC system inertia. Based on the results, some findings and conclusions could be drawn, including that the selection of units identified as marginal resources that are used for load following will change; PV penetration will displace energy generated by existing conventional units, thus reducing overall fuel consumption; PV penetration at any deployment level is not likely to reduce system peak load; and increasing PV penetration has little effect on load-following reserves. The study was performed by EnerNex under contract from Sandia National Laboratories with cooperation from KIUC.

  17. Optimal Solar PV Arrays Integration for Distributed Generation

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    Omitaomu, Olufemi A; Li, Xueping

    2012-01-01

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems hold great potential for distributed energy generation by installing PV panels on rooftops of residential and commercial buildings. Yet challenges arise along with the variability and non-dispatchability of the PV systems that affect the stability of the grid and the economics of the PV system. This paper investigates the integration of PV arrays for distributed generation applications by identifying a combination of buildings that will maximize solar energy output and minimize system variability. Particularly, we propose mean-variance optimization models to choose suitable rooftops for PV integration based on Markowitz mean-variance portfolio selection model. We further introduce quantity and cardinality constraints to result in a mixed integer quadratic programming problem. Case studies based on real data are presented. An efficient frontier is obtained for sample data that allows decision makers to choose a desired solar energy generation level with a comfortable variability tolerance level. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to show the tradeoffs between solar PV energy generation potential and variability.

  18. PV Validation and Bankability Workshop: San Jose, California

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    Granata, J.; Howard, J.

    2011-12-01

    This report is a collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). The report provides feedback from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Program PV Validation and Bankability Workshop in San Jose, California on August 31, 2011. It focuses on the current state of PV in the United States, private funding to fund U.S. PV industry growth, roles and functions of the regional test center program, and ways to improve the current validation and bankability practices.

  19. ENERGY-10 PV: Photovoltaics, A New Capability (Preprint)

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    Balcomb, J.D.; Hayter, S.J.; Weaver, N.L.

    2001-02-16

    This is one of two companion papers that describe the ENERGY-10 PV design-tool computer simulation program. The other paper is titled ''Hourly Simulation of Grid-Connected PV Systems Using Realistic Building Loads.'' While this paper focuses on the implementation method, the companion paper focuses on the PV aspects of the program. The case study in this paper is a residential building application, whereas the case study in the companion paper is a commercial application with an entirely different building load characteristic. Together, they provide a balanced view.

  20. Photovoltaic (PV) Impact Assessment for Very High Penetration Levels

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    Cheng, Danling; Mather, Barry A.; Seguin, Richard; Hambrick, Joshua; Broadwater, Robert P.

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes a granular approach for investigating the impacts of very high photovoltaic (PV) generation penetration. Studies on two real-world distribution feeders connected to PV plants are presented. The studies include both steady-state and time-series power flow analyses, which include the effects of solar variability. The goal of the study is to predict the effects of increasing levels of PV generation as it reaches very high penetration levels. The loss and return of generation with and without regulation is simulated to capture short-term problems such as voltage fluctuations. Impact results from the analyses are described along with potential mitigations.