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Breaking Ground: New Models That Deliver Energy Solutions to Low-Income Customers; Coreina CHan, Kendall Ernst, James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute, Jul 2016

The Link Between Good Jobs and a Low Carbon Future: Evidence from California's Renewables Portfoloio Standard, 2002—2015; Betony Jones, Peter Philips, Carol Zabin, Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy/UC Berkeley, Jul 2016

FIT Pays: Rooftop Solar Progam Delivers Dividends for Business Owners; Los Angeles Business Council Institute, Apr 29, 2016

We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America; Environment America Research & Policy Center, Mar 29, 2016 [Full Report]

Resource Value of Solar Studies

Reports

2016

Energy Storage Requirements for Achieving 50% Solar Photovoltaic Energy Production in California; Paul Denholm and Rober Margolis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Aug 2016 [Report]

The Link Between Good Jobs and a Low Carbon Future: Evidence from California's Renewables Portfoloio Standard, 2002—2015; Betony Jones, Peter Philips, Carol Zabin, Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy/UC Berkeley, Jul 2016

Breaking Ground: New Models That Deliver Energy Solutions to Low-Income Customers; Coreina CHan, Kendall Ernst, James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute, Jul 2016

The Power of Community: How community-owned renewable energy can help Ontario create a powerful economic advantage; Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc., Jun 2016
       Executive Summary; Full Report

Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities; Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance, Jun 27, 2016

Electric Vehicles as Distributed Energy Resources; Rocky Mountain Institute, Jun 2016

On the Path to Sunshot: Full Reports; U.S. Department of Energy, May 2016
     On the Path to Sunshot: Executive Summary; Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S.
        Department of Energy, May 2016

FIT Pays: Rooftop Solar Progam Delivers Dividends for Business Owners; Los Angeles Business Council Institute, Apr 29, 2016

We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America; Environment America Research & Policy Center, Mar 29, 2016 [Full Report]

Report: Re-Member-ing the Electric Cooperative; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Mar 29, 2016

Mighty Microgrids; Matt Grimley & John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Mar 2016

US renewable energy mandates bring down fossil fuel use, power costs; Christian Roselund, PV Magazine, Jan 8, 2016

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States: A Detailed Assessment; Pieter Gagnon, Rober Margolis, Jennifer Melius, Caleb Phillips, and Ryan Elmore, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Jan 2016

A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards; Ryan Wyser, Galen Barbose, Jenny Heeter, et. al., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Jan 2016

Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets; Dr. Erin Grossi, UL, 2016

The Clean Energy Future; Labor Network for Sustainability, 350, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc, 2016

 

2015

Community Energy Resource Guide; K. Bunker, S. Doig, E. Fowler, J. Mandel, C, Owens Michelet, Rocky Mountain Institute, Dec 2015

Countdown to 2050: Sharpening Oregon’s Climate Action Tools; M. Powers, A. Schlusser, A. Lang, C. Bonugli & S. Djemba, Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School, Nov 2015

Integrated Distribution Planning; SolarCity Grid Engineering, Sep 2015

Tracking the Energy Revolution|Canada 2015; Clean Energy Canada, Sept 2015

Public Rooftop Revolution; John Farrell & Matt Grimley, Institutue for Local Self-Reliance, June 2015

100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States; Mark Jacobson, Mark Delucchi, Guillaume Bazouin, et. al, Royal Society of Chemistry, May 27, 2015

The Future of Utilities: Exinction or Re-Invention? A Transatlantic Perspective; Susanne Fratzscher, Henrich Böll Stiftung, May 2015

Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation; David Feldman, Anna M. Brockway, Elaine Ulrich, and Robert Margolis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Apr 2015

Toward a 21st Century Electricity System in California; Advanced Energy Economy Institute, Feb 2015

The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework; Electric Power Research Institute, Feb 12, 2015

Power System Flexibility Strategic Roadmap; Ken Dragoon & Georgios Papaefthymiou, Ecofys, Feb 25, 2015

Easing the Transition to a More Distributed Electricity System: The Changing Roles of Consumers, Utilities and Regulators within the Regulatory Compact; Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Feb 2015

NC Clean Energy Technology Center Releases "The 50 States of Solar", A Solar Policy Update; NC CETC, North Carolina State University, Feb 11, 2015

The adoption of advanced feed-in tariffs in Ontario: A case of institutional layering ; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, Jan 3, 2015 | Report by Jacques Fontaine

 

Resource Value of Solar Studies (various years)

PGE Distributed Solar Valuation Methodology; Benjamin Hoff, Clean Power Research, Jul 13, 2015

Maine Distributed Solar Valuation Study; Norris, B., Gruenhagen, P., Grace, R., Yuen, P., Perez, R., Rábago, K., Mar 1, 2015

Net Metering in Missouri: The Benefits and the Costs; Missouri Energy Initiative, Winter 2015

Net Metering in Mississippi; Stanton, E. A., Daniel, J., Vitolo, T., Knight, P., White, D., Keith, G., Synapse Energy Economics, Inc, Sep 19, 2014

Nevada Net Energy Metering Impacts Evaluation; Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc, July, 2014

Minnesota Value of Solar: Methodology; Clean Power Research, Jan 30, 2014

Evaluation of Net Metering in Vermont Conducted Pursuant to Act 125 of 2012; Public Service Department, Jan 15, 2013

 

2014

Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Dec 9, 2014 (Download report…)

2013 Renewable Energy Data Book; US Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab, December 2014

US 2050 Report: Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States; Williams, J.H., B. Haley, F. Kahrl, J. Moore, A.D. Jones, M.S. Torn, H. McJeon, Energy and Environmental Economics, Nov 2014

Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: 2014 Update; Ron Binz, Dan Mullen, Richard Sedano & Denise Furey, Ceres, Nov 2014

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in America; Judee Burr, Lindsey Hallock & Rob Sargent, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Nov 20, 2014

Americans Support CO2 Limits on Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants; Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Nov 2014

How the Walton Family is Threatening Our Clean Energy Future, Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Oct 2014

Risks and Opportunities for PacificCorp State Level Findings: Oregon; Ezra D. Hausman, Ph.D., Sierra Club, Oct 6, 2014

Comparative Regional Economic Impacts of Solar Ownership/Financing Alternatives; Cadmus, Meister Consultants Group & Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC for MA Department of Energy Resources, Sept 30 2013

Community Shared Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sep 2014

REthinking Energy: Towards a new power system; International Renewable Energy Agency, September 2014 [Executive Summary]

Integrated life-cycle assessment of electricity-supply scenarios confirms global environmental benefit of low-carbon technologies; Edgar G. Hertwicha, et.al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Sept 3, 2014

Advantage Local: Why Local Energy Ownership Matters; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Sept 2014

Enhancing the Investor Appeal of Renewable Energy; Felix Mormann, Environmental Law, Vol. 42, Aug 30, 2012

Technology Roadmap: Solar Photovoltaic Energy–2014 Edition; International Energy Agency, Aug 13, 2014

Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America's Solar Energy Boom in 2013; Jordan Schneider & Rob Sargent, Environment New York, Aug 2014

Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation; Steven Weissman & Romany Webb, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, July 2014

Solar Energy Support in Germany: A Closer Look; Jurgen Weiss, PhD, Solar Energy Industries Association, Jul 2014

Water-Smart Power: Strengthening the U.S. Electricity System in a Warming World - Executive Summary; A Report of the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative, Jul 2013 (Full Report)

Oregon Biogas Facility Permitting Guide; Community Planning Workshop/University of Oregon, June 2014

Reforming the Energy Vision; NYS Department of Public Service Staff Report and Proposal, Apr 4, 2014

Minnesota's Value of Solar: Can a Northern State's New Solar Policy Defuse Distributed Generation Battles?; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Apr 2014

 

2013

Power and Profits in the Hands of the People: Lessons Learned from Germany's Rural Renewable Energy Renaissance; Diane Moss, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, November 2012

A Regulator's Guidebook: Calculating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Generation; Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc., October 2013

Design options for the Green Climate Fund to support renewable energy feed-in tariffs in developing countries; Axel Michaelowa & Stephan Hoch with contributions from Stefan Schurig and Sonja Butzengeiger, World Futures Council, September 2013

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather; US Department of Energy, July 2013

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013; Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, July 11, 2013

Land-Use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States; Sean Ong, Clinton Campbell, et. al., National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2013

Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Energy Business; Peter Kind for the Edison Electric Institute, January 30, 2013

Solar Photovoltaic Volumetric Incentive Program: Report to the Legislative Assembly; Prepared by OR Public Utility Commission, January 1, 2013

2012

Powering Africa Through Feed-In Tariffs; World Future Council, December 2012

Feed-in Tariffs: The Proven Road Not Taken… Why Not?; Peter Lynch, August 14, 2012

Solar Works for Oregon: The Vast Potential of Solar Power to Protect Our Environment and Create Jobs; Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, July 23, 2012

Germany has new solar FITs; Craig Morris, July 2, 2012

The Feasibility of a Solar Feed-in Tariff Program for the State of Oregon: A Case Study of Eugene Water & Electric Board; Boafeng Dong, MCRP Terminal Project/UO, June 2012

U.S. CLEAN Programs: Where Are We Now? What Have We Learned?; John Farrell, June 11, 2012

Made in Oregon: A Case Study Examining the Impacts in Oregon of Local Purchasing and Manufacturing of Solar Photovoltaics; Prepared for Oregon Department of Energy by Industrial Economics, Incorporated, May 29, 2012

Study: Grid Parity for Solar in North Carolina; Herman Trabish, greentechMedia, March 16, 2012

Rooftop Revolution: Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Local Solar; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, March 2012

Resilience & Transformation: A Regional Approach; Ecotrust, Portland, OR, February 2012 (14.6mb)

Renewable Electricity Futures Study; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 29, 2012

2011

Ontario Feed-in Tariff 2011 Review; Green Energy Act Alliance, December 2011

Renewable energy cost modeling: A Toolkit for establishing cost-based incentives in the United States (NREL/TP-49143); Gifford, J.S., Grace, R.C., & Rickerson, W.H., National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2011
  CREST Cost of Energy Models; NREL (Model software referenced in above report)

Solar Power Generation in the US: Too expensive, or a bargain?; Richard Perez, Ken Zweibel, Thomas Hoff, September 2011

New study finds cancelling the Green Energy Act would have little effect on electricity prices in Ontario; Tim Weiss, Julia Kilpatrick, Pembina Institutue, July 6, 2011

Harvesting Renewable Energy: German-American lessons learned on rural development; Neil Veilleux, Meister Consultants for Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, July 2011

Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms: A Transatlantic Comparison; Kristi Anderson, Arne Jungjohann, Tim Weiss, June 2011

The German Feed-in Tariff for PV: Managing Volume Success with Price Response; Fulton, M. et al., DB Climate Change Advisors, May 2011

Implementing Feed-in Tariff Programs: Comparative Analysis and Lessons Learned, LABC; J.R. DeShaso, Ph.D., Ryan Matulka, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation: School of Public Affairs, March, 2011

Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California; Al Weinrub, February 2011

Implementing the Gainesville Feed-In Tariff, John Crider, Gainesville Regional Utilities, 2011

Maximizing Jobs from Clean Energy: Ontario's 'Buy Local' Energy Policy, John Farrell, New Rules Project, January 2011

2010

Providing all global energy with wind, wave and solar power, Part 1; Mark Jacobson & Mark Delucchi of the Depts. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and UC
Davis, December 30, 2010

FITness Testing: Exploring the Myths and Misconceptions About Feed-in Tariff Policies; Laurent, C., Rickerson, W. & Flynn, H., World Future Council, 2010

A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, July 2010
Provides an analysis of Feed-In Tariff policies around the globe and also focuses on how these polices can be used in the US. It offers American policemakers a guide to the best practices worldwide and the advantages and disadvantages of each design element.

Bringing Solar Energy to Los Angeles: An Assessment of the Feasibility and Impacts of an In-basin Solar Feed-in Tariff Program, J.R. DeShaso, Ph.D., Ryan Matulka, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation: School of Public Affairs, July, 2010

Designing an Effective Feed-In Tariff for Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) in partnership with UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation: School of Public Affairs, April 2010

Oregon Dairy Digester Feasibility Study Summary Report; Prepared for the Northwest Dairy Association by ECOregon, January 25, 2010

Renewable Energy in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL Technical Report TP-6A2-47408), January 2010
A detailed analysis of the FERC pre-emption issue with possible solutions

2009

Paying for Renewable Energy: TLC at the Right Price, a Deutsche Bank Green Paper on FIT Policy design, December 2009.
Compiled in collaboration with FIT experts from around the world, the report evaluates the latest data on FIT programs (such as costs and ROI paid in different countries) from an investor’s perspective. It spends considerable time explaining what is required to provide certainty for investors under a Feed-In Tariff. See especially Tables on pages 5, 18, and 24. Chapter V specifically addresses issues relevant to adopting Feed-In Tariffs in the U.S.

Advancing a Sustainable Solar Future - Policy Principles and Recommended Best Practices for Solar Feed-in Tariffs, a white paper by SEMI® PVGroup, December 2009

The Right FIT for Oregon: Solar PV in Eugene as a Case Study for Feed-In Tariff Policy Design, Ray Neff, MCRP research, University of Oregon, September 2009; Executive summary

Feed-in Tariffs in America: Driving the Economy with Renewable Energy Policy that Works, John Farrell, New Rules Project, April 2009

2008

Solar Sustained Vehicles (SSV): A Consumer's Solution to Protection in an Age of Oil Dependence, Economic Uncertainty, and Global Warming; Thomas E. Hoff, Clean Power Research, November 14, 2008 (Draft)

Rooftop Photovoltaic Market Penetration Scenarios; J. Paidipati, L. Frantzis, H. Sawyer, and A. Kurrasch for NREL, February 2008

Minnesota Feed-In Tariff Could Lower Cost, Boost Renewables and Expand Local Ownership, John Farrell, New Rules Project, January 2008

2004

Economic Benefits of Performance-Based Incentives; Thomas E. Hoff, Clean Power Research and Robert M. Margolis, NREL, July 9, 2004

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