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Supporting Solar Power in Renewables Portfolio Standards: Experience from the United States

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Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose, Edward Holt
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This report documents the design of and early experience with state-level renewable portfolio standard (RPS) programs as drivers in encouraging the increased deployment of renewable electricity in the United States. State-level RPS programs specifically designed to support solar have already proven to be an important, albeit somewhat modest, driver for solar energy deployment.