Case Studies

To view case studies for a specific renewable energy technology, please click on one of the following links. .


All Technologies

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CS-1 2005 Renewable Distributed Generation Assessment: Sacramento Municipal Utility District Case Study California Energy Commission
This case study discusses the research done to develop a methodology for evaluating the potential renewable distributed generation applications within the municipal utility planning process. Project objectives: (1) Identify the best locations for distributed renewable generation in a local Utility Distribution Company system, (2) Include reliability impacts in the analysis, and (3) Assess the impact of load growth and generator performance uncertainty on the results.
CS-2 2005 Renewable Distributed Generation Assessment: City of Palo Alto Utilities Case Study California Energy Commission
This case study identifies the best renewable distributed generation (DG) projects from both economic and engineering perspectives. This includes (1) identifying the best locations for renewable DG in a local Utility Distribution Company system, (2) identifying reliability impacts in the analysis, and (3) assessing the impact of critical uncertainties on the results to provide robust conclusions.
CS-3 2005 Renewable Distributed Generation Assessment: Alameda Power and Telecom - Case Study California Energy Commission
This case study identifies the best renewable distributed generation (DG) projects from both economic and engineering perspectives. This includes (1) identifying the best locations for renewable DG in a local Utility Distribution Company system, (2) identifying reliability impacts in the analysis, and (3) assessing the impact of critical uncertainties on the results to provide robust conclusions.


Solar Technology

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CS-4 2010 U.S. Department of Energy
Under the U.S. Department of Energy's program, Solar America Communities, cities and counties used innovative approaches to remove market barriers to solar and encourage adoption of solar energy technologies at the local level. This webpage links to information on the 25 participant cities and their key activities to support solar energy implementation.