Case Studies on the Effectiveness of State Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    The North Carolina Solar Center at NC State University, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, examined 10 state financial-incentive programs in six states using a case-study approach in order to clarify the key factors-both internal and external to the program-that influence their effectiveness at stimulating deployment of renewable energy technologies. While existinginformation resources such as the National Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE, have documented what incentive programs are available, the effectiveness of such programs is not well understood. Understanding the impact of current financial incentives on the deployment of renewables and the factors that influence their effectiveness is critical to a varietyof stakeholders, particularly in states considering new incentives or interested in improving or discarding existing ones.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages128
    StatePublished - 2002

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-620-32819


    • biomass
    • buy-downs
    • distribution network
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • Iowa
    • loan programs
    • New York
    • North Carolina Solar Center
    • North Carolina State University (NCSU)
    • Oregon
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • solar
    • state financial incentives
    • tax credits
    • wind


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