Accelerating Renewable Energy Penetration in the US: PPAs and FITs
|Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2009||End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2009|
|Registration Date: Jun 24, 2009|
What is the relationship between a feed-in tariff (FIT)â€”such as that being debated in Californiaâ€”and power purchase agreements (PPAs), whichâ€”prior to the solar sector drop offâ€”have been very successful?
â€¢ Can PPAs and FITs co-exist or are they competitive business models?
â€¢ Do they feed in to one another?
â€¢ Are the customers for PPAs and FITs the same or different?
â€¢ Which model is more effective in expediting the deployment of solar PV?
Pricing and the economics of solar projects
â€¢ Is the price of a FIT too high?
â€¢ Will money paid to companies come out of ratepayersâ€™ pockets only to line the pockets of foreign module manufacturers?
â€¢ Will there be rate hikes? Is this fair, socially? Is it environmentally prudent?
â€¢ From the perspective of the customer, is it better to get a PPA and be guaranteed lower rates, but have system on site? To buy green power from the utility? Or, to use land owned for a wholesale project?
â€¢ Who is for and against a feed-in tariff?
â€¢ What is the rationale for their position?
â€¢ What program designs are being championed?