Best Practices in Public Claims for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

  • Author(s): Alex Pennock
  • Date: January 7th, 2010 | Report | 9 Pages

  • As markets for renewable energy grow, there is increasing interest in securing and selling Renewable Energy Certificates and renewable electricity. Some renewable electricity generation technologies, like solar photovoltaics, are slow to be widely adapted to market transactions because of the administrative costs of aggregating output into products that can be readily sold into compliance and voluntary electricity markets. This document presents a series of questions and answers regarding PV and the issues specific to selling and claiming RECs from such systems. Though the paper focuses mainly on PV, many of the issues discussed below pertain to other types of distributed generation as well.

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