DIY Solar Market Analysis Webinar Series: Community Solar Scenario Tool
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As part of a Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) presented a live webinar titled, "Community Solar Scenario Tool: Planning for a fruitful solar garden." NREL financial analysts Jason Coughlin and John Nangle introduce a new model that was developed to help municipal utilities, solar developers, and state and local advocates perform a "first cut" analysis of different community or shared solar program options. The Community Solar Scenario Tool allows users to see how various inputs, such as system size, location, and project costs, impact the economics of a project and from both a potential customer's perspective as well as the sponsoring utility’s.