Historical and Current U.S. Strategies for Boosting Distributed Generation

Shengru Zhou, Paul Schwabe, Travis Lowder

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report seeks to introduce a variety of top-down and bottom-up practices that, in concert with the macro-environment of cost-reduction globally and early adoption in Europe, helped boost the distributed generation photovoltaic market in the United States. These experiences may serve as a reference in China's quest to promote distributed renewable energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

This work is a part of the China Grids Program for a Low-Carbon Future, supported by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-64843


  • best practices
  • China
  • distributed generation
  • Europe
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • renewable energy (RE)


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