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

Here, this analysis explores the impact that the evolution of retail electricity tariffs can have on the deployment of solar photovoltaics. It suggests that ignoring the evolution of tariffs resulted in up to a 36% higher prediction of the capacity of distributed PV in 2050, compared to scenarios that represented tariff evolution. Critically, the evolution of tariffs had a negligible impact on the total generation from PV $-$ both utility-scale and distributed $-$ in the scenarios that were examined.
Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-68849
Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electricity Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1040-6190
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; photovoltaics; solar; tariffs; rates; evolution; distributed; adoption; projection; dGen; ReEDS
OSTI Identifier:
1409301