Program Optimization

Program Optimization

As incentive programs for renewable energy systems have proliferated, utilities and energy agencies have relied on Clean Power Research to quantify the value PV and design incentive programs that meet energy, economic and environmental goals. Research on program optimization provides guidelines on PV incentive design and the role of incentives in transforming markets.
Inferring PV system specifications from net loads and reconstructing gross loads

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that residential PV systems accounted for 61 percent of total...

Inferring PV system specifications from net load

The increasing penetration of grid-connected solar photovoltaics has challenged the existing method of planning and...

Sunrun and Clean Power Research Receive U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award to Develop First Solar Permitting and Interconnection Software Application for Installers

New Software Will Reduce Time and Costs of Going Solar and Improve Customer Satisfaction SAN FRANCISCO – November 16,...

PowerClerk Speeding Time to Solar Interconnection across Five U.S. Utilities, Processed over 25,000 Applications in Five Months

With PowerClerk, utility processing times have been reduced by as much as 63%, and median time to submit applications...

Clean Power Research Receives Innovative Solar Partner of the Year Award from Solar Electric Power Association

Award recognizes value of new, scalable software that enables utilities to streamline their interconnection processes...

Clean Power Research Helps Reduce Solar Interconnection Soft Costs by Turning Paper into Bytes

New software, funded by a SunShot Incubator award, takes solar interconnection online to streamline application...

Clean Power Research Takes on Solar Soft Costs and PV Fleet Integration with $1.5 million in SunShot Initiative Awards

New software services will help utilities cost-effectively manage interconnection, better engage solar customers, and...

Photovoltaic Incentive Design Handbook

This handbook will help agencies and utilities select, design, and implement incentive programs that best meet...

Market Transformation Benefits of a PV Incentive Program

Real-life example of the economics of implementing a PV incentive program Download PDF >>>

Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) Incentive Structure: Rationale & Implications

Rationale for using an up-front incentive payment structure Download PDF >>>

Economic Benefits of Performance-Based Incentives

Compares the economic consequences of performance-based and buy-down PV incentives Download PDF >>>


Reduce uncertainty with higher-resolution typical year solar resource data
Reduce uncertainty with higher-resolution typical year solar resource data

Typical year irradiance datasets (TGY, TDY) summarize solar resource at a location. This data is generated to reflect the most probable (P50) monthly total irradiance, based on a long history of solar resource. SolarAnywhere calculates typical year data from a maximum span of time-series observations for each region—more than twenty-five years in many areas. Our […]

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