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Financing Solar Repowering and the Quantification of External Benefits

Abstract:
Encouragement of investment in domestic energy projects capable of displacing imported petroleum is a central objective of U.S. energy policy. Private industry will be the primary vehicle for developing improvements in efficiency of new technologies, reducing costs to levels competitive with conventional technologies, and building the required industrial infrastructure.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Investment and Finance – Project Finance; Renewables – Solar

JEL Codes: Q42: Alternative Energy Sources, Q40: Energy: General, Q35: Hydrocarbon Resources, Q38: Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy

Keywords: Solar power, Investment, US, Energy policy, Financing

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No2-9


Published in Volume 3, Number 2 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.