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

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

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.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-56461

Keywords

  • business
  • commercial
  • electricity
  • energy
  • EnergyPlus
  • load data
  • load profiles
  • national
  • OpenEI
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • prices
  • PV
  • rate structures
  • rates
  • rooftop
  • SAM
  • solar value
  • System Advisor Model (SAM)
  • United States
  • utility rate database
  • utility rates

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