The Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to New Jersey and Pennsylvania
This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid‐connected, distributed PV in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The analysis does not provide policy recommendations except to suggest that each benefit must be understood from the perspective of the beneficiary (utility, ratepayer, or taxpayer).
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Press release on study Nov 2012
In early May, 2012, MSSIA entered into an agreement with Clean Power Research, a renewable energy consulting firm , to conduct a study called “Value of solar to New Jersey and Pennsylvania utilities”. The scope of the work is intended to assess the value of PV generation from a utility and societal perspective in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The study will include conventional value categories, and will also apply a method to quantify the impacts on the overall wholesale energy market demand shift (merit order effect).
Now that the costs of producing solar power have declined, it is important to quantify the real benefits of distributed solar generation so that the case for more solar generation can be brought to the public. This important study by a respected research team will analyze the various benefits and attach real dollar values to solar generation. We believe the results will support the case for more solar generation given the declining cost of solar electricity. Please support this important study by contributing to its cost. This study will be followed by public outreach to galvanize support for the development of more solar generation.
The study is now released, however MSSIA is still seeking financial support. The cost is $60,000, of which we have raised almost $47,000. We hope that you will consider helping us achieve this milestone. If your company can contribute, any amount, please click below and download the PDF form and fill out the pledge form.
We thank the following companies for their financial support in this study
Sustainable Development Fund Grant
Advanced Solar Products, Inc.
Vote Solar Initiative
SMA America, LLC
Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie PC
Solar Electric NJ, LLC
Renewergy Solutions Group, LLC
Quantum Solar Solutions
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