2 results for Paddock, L

  • The Legal Framework for Solar Energy

    Grinlinton, David; Paddock, L (2010-01-01)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Summary The legal framework has a major impact on the viability of solar enegy generation facilities of all sizes. Among the critical legal questions related to solar energy deployment are the value feed-in tariffs and the ability of states in the United States to pass such tariffs, the role that renewable energy portfolios play in supporting solar energy capacity, whether third-party solar energy providers should be regulated as public utilities, the nature of the steps that can be taken to expedite transmission line siting, the affect land use and zoning regulations may have on solar facility deployment and the value of government procurement provisions in increasing solar energy production.

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  • The Role of Feed-In Tariffs in Supporting the Expansion of Solar Energy Production

    Grinlinton, David; Paddock, L (2010)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    I. INTRODUCTION Because solar photovoltaic ("PV") technology is not yet price competitive in the marketplace with conventional sources of electric power generation, the legal and policy framework associated with solar energy production is particularly important to the deployment of solar power facilities. Laws can provide direct subsidies for research and development of solar technology to help lower the cost of the technology. They can create tax incentives that assist in closing the gap between conventional and solar generation including sales tax exclusions or rebates, property tax reductions, accelerated depreciation, investment tax credits, and others.

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