Regional differences in energy costs [electronic resource] : their persistence and implications for solar photovoltaics
- Washington, D.C : United States. Energy Research and Development Administration, 1979.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 21 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States. Energy Research and Development Administration, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The economic benefits of solar photovoltaics are measured by the savings in conventional energy costs. Where the conventional energy source is the central electric grid, interregional differences in electric rates must be taken into account. This study considers the persistence, future course, and magnitude of these interregional differences. The main conclusion is that differences of 20% around the mean will persist; the Northeast will remain on the high end, the Tennessee Valley and the Pacific Northwest on the low end. Even though the magnitude of insolation in the Northeast is relatively low, the high cost of electricity brings the benefits of solar photovoltaics in this region up to the national average.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:coo--4094-58
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Katzman, M. T.
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