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Notice of Availability

Emerging Renewables Program Systems Verification
Report 2004-2005

[Publication No. CEC-300-2005-019]


The California Energy Commission's contractor conducted 165 on-site verifications of small scale renewable energy systems in 2004-2005. These were done to evaluate system performance and to verify installed system equipment. The Emerging Renewables Program (ERP) has provided incentive funds for the installation of over 15,000 eligible systems (97% PV) with roughly 70 percent installed in 2002-2004. Verification was supported by a mail survey that measured customer experience in applying to the ERP, receiving utility interconnection approval, and helpfulness and knowledge of the retailer and/or installer.

This report concludes that instantaneous measurements showed most PV systems were operating in-line with expectations with modest performance losses due to shading, soiling and other system issues. Overall, applicants were satisfied with the ERP.

How to Obtain a Copy of the Report
The Emerging Renewables Program Systems Verification Report 2004-2005 is available free of charge from the Energy Commission's Web site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/emerging_renewables/

A print copy is available for $5.00 through the Energy Commission's Publications Unit. Please send request and check or money order made out to the California Energy Commission to:

California Energy Commission
Re: ERP Systems Verification Report 2004-2005 (CEC-300-2005-019)
Publications Unit
1516 Ninth Street, MS-13
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please call the Publications Unit at (916) 654-5200 with any questions.

Other Inquiries
If you have technical questions regarding the subject matter of this notice or the report, please contact Bill Blackburn, Emerging Renewables Program Supervisor, at (916) 657-1002 or by e-mail at [bblackbu@energy.state.ca.us]. For inquiries regarding the mail list, please call the Project Secretary, Janet Preis, at (916) 654-4524. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Note: The California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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