New Policies Jump-Start Solar Markets

Research output: NRELBrochure


This PV brochure outlines how a new wave of policy incentives can boost economics and markets for grid-connected photovoltaics and other solar technologies. Conclusions are based on a study of five top cities--Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii; San Jose and Los Angeles, California; and Long Beach, New York--for a mix of market-based policies, including net metering, rebates, and low-interest loans. Otheritems discussed briefly are system benefits charges, renewables portfolio standard, tax and production incentives, and green pricing.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Also available electronically

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-520-23175

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-10098-520


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