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dc.contributor.advisorInce, David
dc.contributor.authorMcGoey, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T15:40:49Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T15:40:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111115
dc.description.abstractAlberta is one of Canada’s most attractive jurisdictions for solar PV deployment because of the resource availability. Alberta’s recent regulatory environment, which included attractive incentives that encouraged residential solar PV deployment and installation, resulted in tremendous growth in solar PV systems (1 MW in 2009 to 45 MW in 2017). This paper examines whether a residential solar PV standard in Alberta should be implemented, and what role a standard could play in increasing uptake and deployment of solar PV systems. The research includes an examination of minimum accreditation required for residential installations, the impact of having consistent regulatory approaches throughout the province, and what incentive policies could result in sustained residential solar PV development. Through reviewing policies and approaches used in other jurisdictions, this project aims to provide recommendations for a regulatory environment in Alberta which does not introduce additional barriers for consumers and installers and improves the industry’s reputation.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleResidential Solar PV Standard
dc.typereport
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies Haskayne School of Business
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineering
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Law
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Environmental Design
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/37175
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.