Utility Ownership of Rooftop Solar PV

With customer demand for rooftop solar photovoltaic systems growing day by day, utilities are faced with the challenge of addressing customer preferences while continuing to deliver safe, reliable electricity at a low cost for all customers. Some utilities across the country have begun to develop utility-owned distributed solar programs in response to this challenge. Utility Ownership of Rooftop Solar PV: An Emerging Business Model for Municipal Utilities provides an overview of the issues and opportunities a municipal utility is likely to encounter in the development of a utility-owned rooftop solar program. Prepared by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and Meister Consultants Group, the report describes business models and important considerations for designing a program, drawing on case studies from three existing utility programs.

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