This presentation introduces the international practice and experience of developing solar projects in cities. The presentation first describes the role of cities in supporting solar and summarizes U.S. Solar America Cities Program and model U.S. cities and projects.
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This article discusses design and engineering considerations for microgrids, including building codes, power quality and reliability, regulatory environments, and economics.
This paper introduces stakeholders to the concept of a clean energy standard (CES), explains how a CES works, describes the benefits that a CES can deliver, and explores federal and subnational options for CES policies.
The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
This report examines the value-creation potential of solar and wind power as an important first step for continuing research and analysis.
Drawing from international experience and lessons, this paper focuses on wind-specific good practices for renewable electricity standards, feed-in tariffs, interconnection standards, net metering, financial incentives, and approaches to enable private finance.
This report examines the worldwide market for energy efficiency and provides energy efficiency market snapshots that review important drivers and developments in selected international energy agency (iea) countries.
This report highlights the many factors that have affected energy efficiency progress in 85 countries, representing more than 90% of global consumption.
This report examines cost reduction and technology improvement trends for a suite of renewable energy generation options, and it illuminates other factors that may influence their deployment through 2025.
The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.