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Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation

Due in part to the low cost of photovoltaic system hardware and scalability for deployment, grid-connected distributed photovoltaic (DPV) technologies are increasingly permeating global power markets. While this trend could help substantially reduce the carbon footprint of global power generation, empower citizens across the socio-economic spectrum, and expand local PV markets, there are a number of technical and policy issues—especially in countries that have limited technical resources and need to “get things right” the first time.

Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with USAID Distributed PV Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, hosted a no-cost webinar that explores the "building blocks" of establishing a distributed PV program, which include:

  • Setting a distributed PV vision, goals, and roles and responsibilities
  • Defining distributed generation
  • Establishing a compensation mechanism
  • Creating interconnection processes, standards, and codes
  • Providing public policy support as needed.

This webinar is Part 1 in a two-part series. It explores building blocks 1, 2, and 3. A second webinar explores building blocks 4 and 5.

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