Incentive Pass-through for Residential Solar Systems in California

Incentive Pass-through for Residential Solar Systems in California

TitleIncentive Pass-through for Residential Solar Systems in California
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsChanggui Dong, Ryan H Wiser, Varun Rai
Date Published10/2014
Abstract

The deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has grown rapidly over the last decade, partly because of various government incentives. In the United States, among the largest and longest-running incentives have been those established in California. Building on past research, this report addresses the still-unanswered question: to what degree have the direct PV incentives in California been passed through from installers to consumers? This report helps address this question by carefully examining the residential PV market in California (excluding a certain class of third-party-owned PV systems) and applying both a structural-modeling approach and a reduced-form regression analysis to estimate the incentive pass-through rate.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-6927E