The Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems

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Impacts of Regional Electricity Prices and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems[1]

Authors:Sean Ong, Clinton Campbell, and Nathan Clark

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2012.

Abstract

To identify the impacts of regional electricity prices and building type on the economics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, 207 rate structures across 77 locations and 16 commercial building types were evaluated. Results for expected solar value are reported for each location and building type. Aggregated results are also reported, showing general trends across various impact categories.

The digital appendix is available with results for the different locations and buildings.


      
Impacts of Regional Electricity Prices and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial PV Systems NREL 2012.pdf