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A Review of Solar PV Benefit & Cost Studies

Valuation, Analysis, BCA   
This discussion document is an assessment of what is known and unknown about the categorization, methodological best practices, and gaps around the benefits and costs of distributed photovoltaics (DPV) and it begins to establish a clear foundation from which additional work on benefit/cost assessments and pricing structure development can be built. This discussion document reviews 16 DPV benefit/cost studies by utilities, national labs, and other organizations. Completed between 2005 and 2013, these studies reflect a significant range of estimated DPV value.