Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Richard W. Hazlett
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© 2012 Joshua M. Propp
There are a series of state and federal incentives in California to encourage the installation of distributed generation (DG) renewable energy, largely photovoltaic (PV). This thesis explores the policies behind the incentives, namely the Federal Investment Tax Credit, California Solar Initiative, and Net Energy Metering requirements. Discussion is informed by environmental policy tools, as well as business models that have acted to increase accessibility to these investment-intensive projects. Underlying this analysis is the theme of a shifting energy paradigm, with distributed generation spreading political, economic, and electric power.
Propp, Joshua M., "Incentives for Distributed Generation in California: The Rise of Third-Party Solar Development" (2013). Pomona Senior Theses. 82.