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Reconciling Consumer and Utility Objectives in the Residential Solar PV Market

Abstract Today's energy market is facing large-scale changes that will affect all market players. Near the top of that list is the rapid deployment of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Yet that growing trend will be influenced multiple competing interests between various stakeholders, namely the utility, consumers and technology provides. This study provides a series of analyses--utility-side, consumer-side, and combined analyses--to understand and evaluate the effect of increases in residential solar PV market

penetration. Three urban regions have been selected as study locations--Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle--with simulated load data and solar insolation data at each locality. Various time-of-use pricing schedules are investigated, a... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Arnold, Michael (Author) / Johnson, Nathan G (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Ruddell, Benjamin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Environmental engineering / Engineering / electricity rates / energy economics / net metering / residential solar / solar photovoltaic / techno-economic optimization
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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