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Distributed Solar Incentive Programs: Recent Experience and Best Practices for Design and Implementation

Sources:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Authors:

Lori Bird

Andrew Reger

Jenny Heeter

Date:

1 December 2012

This report examines best practices for designing and implementing solar incentive programs by reviewing these programs from entities across the United States. It focuses on capacity-based rebates and production-based incentives. In addition, it outlines the design of these programs as well as managing incentive levels, administrative procedures and consumer protection.