Nova Analysis Final Technical Report

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As the adoption of solar plus storage technology is rapidly increasing, there is a need for a more wholistic view of homes adopting them. In homes, both energy efficiency (EE) upgrades and DERs provide value not just to the homeowner, but to utilities and even society at large through emissions. Traditionally, EE and DERs are separate sectors, which makes it difficult to understand the co-benefits of their adoption. To address this, we created a novel workflow of tools that allows for a complete analysis of both efficiency and DERs. We also looked at a suite of metrics designed to capture the different benefits provided to different stakeholders, demonstrated with multiple sets of field data. A final report demonstrates the potential of the simulation workflow by simulating hundreds of buildings spread across the U.S. and demonstrating how a variety of factors affect the optimal sizing of DERs along with several other key metrics including energy, utility bills, emissions, and average resilience hours.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-85663


  • distributed energy resources
  • energy efficiency
  • residential energy
  • solar plus storage


Dive into the research topics of 'Nova Analysis Final Technical Report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this