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Solar Policy Effectiveness

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Project goal: The study will utilize statistical/econometric modeling tools to estimate the impact of individual state-level policies on the growth of solar PV capacity at the commercial scale.

Project Description: The study will utilize statistical/econometric modeling tools to estimate the impact of individual state-level policies on the growth of solar PV capacity at the commercial scale. An analysis of the cost of each policy relative to benefits from reduced GHG emissions as solar power displaces electricity from fossil fuels will also be conducted. Results should identify for policymakers the most cost effective PV adoption policies. This should enable "optimizing" solar adoption policies to accelerate the adoption of Solar PV renewable energy, and expand the solar PV industry in Massachusetts.

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Energy Policy
Solar PV