Regulation and Integration of Solar PV into Electricity Markets

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) will be an essential component of the electricity portfolio of the future. Solar PV costs have declined substantially and installed capacity has grown rapidly. Despite this progress, there are numerous barriers to the adoption and integration of solar into electricity markets worldwide. The objective of our research program is to analyze the impacts of existing policies and regulations, and to consider alternative mechanisms to alleviate these barriers.  We anticipate publishing several research papers that analyze the integration and regulation of solar photovoltaics in electricity markets. In particular, in the next two years, we anticipate submitting and publishing several research papers that analyze the regulation of distributed energy resources (DER) in the form of rooftop solar. This research aims to improve the design of policies that attempt to motivate cost-effective DER adoption in the utility industry.

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