Designing Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Programs to Promote Performance: A Review of Current Practice

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Source:
Clean Energy States Alliance
United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Authors:
Ryan Wiser
Mark Bolinger
Lewis Milford
Date:
1 November 2006

This review of 32 of the largest photovoltaic (PV) programs in the United States demonstrates that many different mechanisms to encourage system performance are being employed across the country. Advantages of each program are included, along with the best set of approaches to particular objectives and constraints. Most importantly, this review is intended to encourage the evaluation and sharing of information regarding the effectiveness and costs of these programs.