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- ItemCommercial Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Market and Policy Implications(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 1997) Byrne, John; Letendre, Steven; Agbemabiese, Lawrence; Redlin, David; Nigro, Ralph
- ItemWhole Basin Management: Policy Implications for Delaware(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 1997-10) Pfeufer, Amy Clineburg; Mainhart, Keith; Ramakrishna, Vijaykumar; Lin, Tze Luen; Chen, Yingxia; Byrne, John; Sylves, Richard T.; Schreuder, Yda
- ItemPhotovoltaics as an Energy Services Technology: A Case Study of PV Sited at the Union of Concerned Scientists Headquarters(Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society 98 Conference, 1998-06) Byrne, John; Agbemabiese, Lawrence; Bouton, Darren; Kliesch, James; Letendre, Steven; Aitken, Donald W.This paper presents a technical and economic analysis of the Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) 2.1kW photovoltaic (PV) array located on the roof of their Cambridge headquarters. We analyze the technology from a variety of different perspectives. The system as it currently exists is primarily an energy supply technology. Alternatively, the system could be reconfigured with the addition of a modest amount of storage to serve energy management functions, primarily offering firm, peak-shaving benefits on a daily and yearly basis. This value would be enhanced with better energy management by UCS of their heat pump cycles. We also analyze the economics of the UCS PV array serving an additional emergency power function. The results of our analysis indicate that the economic value of the UCS PV array would be optimized in a configuration that serves all three functions: energy supply, energy management, and emergency power. In fact, we estimate that the payback period for the system configured in this fashion would be approximately five years.
- ItemAn International Comparison of the Economics of Building Integrated PV in different Resource, Pricing and Policy Environments: The Cases of the U.S., Japan and South Korea(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 2000) Byrne, John; Agbemabiese, Lawrence; Boo, Kyung-Jin; Wang, Young-Doo; Alleng, GerardIn recent years, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), working with affiliated academic and research institutions in the U.S. and East Asia, has investigated the technical and economic feasibility of using dispatchable photovoltaic (DPV) systems in distributed peak-shaving (PS) applications. In each case, modest amounts of battery storage are used in conjunction with a PV array to achieve firm peak shaving for commercial building operators. Recent investigations have added emergency power as a second function of DPV-PS systems installed on commercial buildings. This paper reports on CEEP’s latest studies carried out in the US, Japan and South Korea which offer a cross-national review of the performance of dual-function DPV systems designed to serve peak shaving and emergency power needs of the commercial buildings sector. The market assessment results for each country are derived from PV Planner, a spreadsheet analytical tool developed at CEEP to run simulations of building integrated PV applications under different resource, pricing and policy environments. The analyses in all three countries rely on electricity load data from actual buildings, resource data for specific national locations, and actual electricity tariffs in use in each country. The paper recommends policies that can enable PV to compete as an energy service application in an international market.
- ItemEnvironmental Policies for a Restructured Electricity Market: A Survey of State Initiatives(2000-04) Bouton, Darren; Gregory, Johanna; Rosales, Jon; Sherry, Chris; Boyle, Thomas; Scattone, Ray; Linn, Chris; Byrne, John
- ItemCommunity Participation is Key to Environmental Justice in Brownfields(Race Poverty and the Environment, 2001) Byrne, John
- ItemPlanning for Sustainable Communities: A Survey of Sustainability Practices Among Twelve Communities in the United States(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 2001-12) Bixler, Matthew; Kulkarni, Jyoti; Maragia, Dick Bosire; Roe, Amy; Townsend, Keeley; Alleng, Gerard; Byrne, John; Schreuder, Yda
- ItemCommunity Environmental Profiles- A Tool For Meeting Environmental Justice Goals: An Analysis of the City of Wilmington(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 2003-10) Roe, Amy; Luna, Marcos; Bosire Maragia, Dick; Sriram, Sangeetha; Inniss, Vernese; Graham, Emery; Smizik, Scott; Dorsner, Kamala; Byrne, John; Alleng, Gerard; Schreuder, Yda
- ItemIntegrating PV into Performance Contracts: Barriers and Trends(2004) Rickerson, WilsonPerformance contracting, or contract energy management as it is called in the UK, refers to the practice of financing energy services based on the savings stream that those energy services are projected to generate. While performance contracts have not traditionally incorporated renewable energy systems (Goldman et al., 2002), a number of recent contracts have incorporated photovoltaic (PV) systems as part of an overall building energy service strategy. This paper presents the results of a survey of US PV performance contracts and descibes how, when examined in aggregate, PV performance contracts represent an important share of new US installations. This paper will also report on the diffusion of the PV performance contracting model from the US Federal government to other sectors.
- ItemPolicy Options to Support Distributed Resources: A Report to Conectiv Power Delivery(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 2005-01) Takahashi, Kenji; Baker, Simon; Kurdgelashvili, Lado
- ItemLessons from a Comparative Analysis of California and PJM Electricity Restructuring Models(Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, 2005-06) Byrne, John; Wang, Young-Doo; Yu, Jung-Min
- ItemSpatial Energy Efficiency Patterns in New York and Implications for Energy Demand and the Rebound Effect(Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy, 2021-03-08) Nyangon, Joseph; Byrne, JohnThis study uses a spatial Durbin error model (SDEM) approach to analyze adoption trends for residential energy-efficiency measures (EEMs) in New York state. Model results are based on socioeconomic, building, and household demographic characteristics during the 2012–2016 period. Our study’s results confirm that a positive correlation exists between EEM uptake and multifamily buildings, gas-heated homes, education effects, and spatial spillover effects among neighboring ZIP codes. The results show that building attributes hold a relatively high explanatory power over EEM adoption compared with socioeconomic characteristics. Our results show that energy-efficiency policies can create positive and significant neighborly effects in promoting EEM adoption. The developed SDEM methodological framework provides useful insights in identifying energy-efficiency opportunities that exist in rural, suburban, and urban communities, highlighting the need to review policy incentives periodically to address underlying changes in the built environment and spatial disparities in energy-efficiency investments.