Renewable Energy Reports and Research

2017

Wind Energy Finance in the United States: Current Practice and Opportunities
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Paul Schwabe, David Feldman, Jason Fields, Edward Settle, August 2017

Engine of Growth: The Extensions of Renewable Energy Tax Credits Will Power Huge Gains in the Clean Energy Economy
National Resources Defense Council, March 2017 

U.S. Federal Corporate Tax Reform: Potential Impact on U.S. Renewable Energy Financing
Marathon Capital, January 20, 2017

2016

U.S. Energy Service Company (ESCO) Industry: Recent Market Trends
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, September 30, 2016

2015 Distributed Wind Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2016

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2016

Tax Expenditures Opportunities Exist to Use Budgeting and Agency Performance Processes to Increase Oversight (GAO-16-622)
Government Accountability Office, July 7, 2016

Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, February 2016

A Retrospective Assessment of Clean Energy Investments in the Recovery Act
Executive Office of the President of the United States, February 2016

A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, January 21, 2016

Million Solar Milestone
Solar Energy Industries Association, GTM Research, May 2016

2015

Distributed Generation: Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger Industrial Efficiency in Changing Utility Landscape
The Pew Charitable Trusts, October 2015

Distributed Generation: Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger Industrial Efficiency in Changing Utility Landscape
The Pew Charitable Trust, October 2015

Recovery Act: Audit of Penascal Wind Power LLC Payment Under Section 1603 Program
Office of Inspector General, Department of the Treasury, September 3, 2015

Recovery Act: Audit of Penascal Wind Power LLC Payment Under 1603 Program
Office of Inspector General, Department of the Treasury, September 3, 2015

Utility-Scale Solar 2014: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, September 2015

Wind Energy and the PTC: Sustaining an American Success Story
American Wind Energy Association, September 2015

2014 Distributed Wind Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2015

2014 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2015

Tracking the Sun VIII: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, August 2015

Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2015

The U.S. Investment Tax Credit for Solar Energy: Alternatives to the Anticipated 2017 Step-Down
Stephen D. Comello, Stefan J. Reichelstein, April 16, 2015

Electricity Generation Projects, Additional Data Could Improve Understanding of the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures
Government Accountability Office, April 2015

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States
U.S. Department of Energy, March 12, 2015

2014

Deconstructing Solar Photovoltaic Pricing: The Role of Market Structure, Technology, and Policy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  Yale University, University of Wisconsin, University of Texas at Austin, December 2014

Clean Energy Works for Us: Q3 2014 Jobs Report
Environmental Entrepreneurs, November 2014

The Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit: In Brief
Molly F. Sherlock, Congressional Research Service, October 2, 2014

2013 Distributed Wind Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2014

2013 Wind Technologies Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2014

Audit Report: RECOVERY ACT: Audit of MSL Development LLC Payments Under 1603 Program
Office of Inspector General, Department of the Treasury, June 18, 2014

2013 Annual Report on the Texas Renewable Energy Trading Program
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, May 2014

An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, May 2014

Renewable Energy Finance, Market & Policy Overview
U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, April 2014

Implications of a PTC Extension on U.S. Wind Deployment
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 2014

Recovery Act: Processes for Ensuring Compliance With Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit Requirements Can Be Strengthened
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration,  February 6, 2014

The Effectiveness of State-Level Policies on Solar Market Development in Different State Contexts
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, February 2014

Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America
Center for the New Energy Economy, January 24, 2014

Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts
University of Connecticut and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, January 9, 2014

More Wind, Less Warming: How American Wind Energy's Rapid Growth Can Help Solve Global Warming
Environment Illinois Research & Education Center, December 2014

National Solar Jobs Census 2013
The Solar Foundation, The George Washington University, Research Partnership, January 2014

2013

Master Limited Partnerships and Real Estate Investment Trusts: Opportunities and Potential Complications for Renewable Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, November 20, 2013

Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance-of-System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems, Using a Bottom-Up Approach and Installer Survey Second Edition
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 2013

Financing, Overhead, and Profit: An In-Depth Discussion of Costs Associated with Third-Party Financing of Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 2013

IREC's 2013 Annual Updates & Trends Report
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, October 2013

A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values in the United States
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, September 2013

Public Welfare Investments in Wind Energy Tax Credit Transactions Fact Sheet
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, September 2013

2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2013

2012 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2013

U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, July 2013

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Federal and State Energy Tax Programs
Jerome L. Garciano, Klein Hornig LLP, July 2013

Federal Support for Renewable and Advanced Energy Technologies
Government Accountability Office, April 16, 2013

Assessment of the Internal Revenue Service's Interpretation of Section 1302 of The Recovery Act: Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration,  March 21, 2013

Wind Energy: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Federal Financial Support
Government Accountability Office, March 2013

America's Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges
Bipartisan Policy Center’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, February 2013

Energy 20/20: A Vision for America's Energy Future
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, February 2013

Wind Energy For A Cleaner America II: Wind Energy’s Growing Benefits for Our Environment and Our Health
Environment America Research & Policy Center, 2013

The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Hawaii's Solar Tax Credit
Thomas A. Loudat, Ph.D., Blue Planet Foundation, January 2013

Tax Expenditures: Background and Evaluation, Criteria and Questions
Government Accountability Office, January 2013

2012

Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis
U.S. Department of Energy, Navigant Consulting, Inc, November 28, 2012

The Rising Tide of State-Supported Renewable Energy Projects: Project Deployment Results from the CESA Database, 1998-2011
Clean Energy States Alliance & Peregrine Energy Group, October 2012

Energy Tax Policy: Issues in the 112th Congress
Molly F. Sherlock, Margot L. Crandall-Hollick, Congressional Research Service, September 24, 2012

Solar Energy: Federal Initiatives Overlap but Take Measures to Avoid Duplication
Government Accountability Office, August 2012

What Clean Energy Jobs?
Environmental Entrepreneurs, August 2012

2011 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2012

U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012

Paid in Full: An Analysis of the Return to the Federal Taxpayer for Internal Revenue Code Section 48 Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, July 2012

Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2012

Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the 1603 Treasury Grant Program
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 6, 2012

Good Government Investments in Renewable Energy: Fair, Effective, and Efficient Tax Policy Is Key for Driving Renewable Energy Growth
Center for American Progress, January 2012

2011

Impact of the Production Tax Credit on the U.S. Wind Market
Navigant Consulting, Inc., December 11, 2011

Economic Impact of Extending the Section 1603 Treasury Program
EuPD Research, Solar Energy Industries Association, October 12, 2011

Implementing Solar PV Projects on Historic Buildings and in Historic Districts
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 10, 2011

U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry
Michaela D. Platzer, Congressional Research Service,  September 23, 2011

Present Law And Analysis Of Energy-Related Tax Expenditures And Description Of The Revenue Provisions Contained In H.R. 1380, The New Alternative Transportation To Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011
Joint Committee on Taxation, September 20, 2011

Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment
Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, July 13, 2011

Prospective 2011 -2012 Tax Equity Market Observations
U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, July 2011

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2010
U.S. Energy Information Administration, July 2011

Description Of Present Law And Select Proposals Relating To The Oil And Gas Industry
Joint Committee on Taxation, May 11, 2011

Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities
United States Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, April 2011

Reassessing Renewable Energy Subsidies: Issue Brief
Bipartisan Policy Center, March 25, 2011

Audit Report: The Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program for Clean Energy Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Inspections, March 7, 2011

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Working for America's Cities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, March 2011

Fact Sheet: Solar Energy Investment Tax Credits and Grants
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury, March 2011

Renewable Energy in America: Markets, Economic Development and Policy in the 50 States
American Council on Renewable Energy, March 2011

National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States
U.S. Department of Energy, February 2011

Community Wind: Once Again Pushing the Envelope of Project Finance
Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, January 2011

2010

The Wind Energy Supply Chain in Iowa
Environmental Law & Policy Center, November 30, 2010

The Wind Energy Supply Chain in Illinois
Environmental Law & Policy Center, November 8, 2010

Cutting the Cost of Clean Energy 1.0
Center for American Progress, November 2010

Renewable Power & Energy Efficiency: Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) and Goals
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, October 2010

Untapped Wealth: Offshore Wind Can Deliver Cleaner, More Affordable Energy and More Jobs Than Offshore Oil
OCEANA, September 28, 2010

Impact on Jobs through the Extension of the ARRA 1603 Cash Grant
U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, September 2010

The Recovery Act: Transforming the American Economy Through Innovation
Executive Office of the President of the United States, August 24, 2010

2009 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, August 4, 2010

Further Actions Are Needed to Improve DOEs Ability to Evaluate and Implement the Loan Guarantee Program
Government Accountability Office, July 12, 2010

Prospective 2010-2012: Tax Equity Market Observations
U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, July 2010

Winds of Change: A Manufacturing Blueprint for the Wind Industry
American Wind Energy Association, BlueGreen Alliance, United Steelworkers, June 25, 2010

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2010

JCX-23-10: Present Law Energy-Related Tax Provisions And Proposed Modifications Contained In The Presidents Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
Joint Committee on Taxation, April 12, 2010

Federal Climate Change Programs: Funding History and Policy Issues
Congressional Budget Office, March 26, 2010

The New Energy Future in Indian Country: Confronting Climate Change, Creating Jobs, and Conserving Nature
National Wildlife Federation, March 23, 2010

Great Expectations, Governors' 2010 Wind Energy Recommendations
U.S. Wind Energy Development, March 16, 2010

Winning the Race: How America Can Lead the Global Clean Energy Economy
Apollo Alliance, Good Jobs First, March 4, 2010

Revealing the Hidden Value that the Federal Investment Tax Credit and Treasury Cash Grant Provide To Community Wind Projects
Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, January 2010

2009

Research and Development in Geothermal Exploration and Drilling
Dan Tennejohn, Geothermal Energy Association, December 2009

Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects An Expert Panel Review
American Wind Energy Association and Canadian Wind Energy Association, December 2009

The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 2009

Presentation: Commercial Finance: The Dark Arts of Leverage, Tax Equity, Leases and More
Milbank, Novogradac & Company LLP, October 26, 2009

Presentation: Solar Trends - Structures, Technical Issues, Financing, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Novogradac & Company LLP, Solar City, McDermott Properties LLC, Faegre & Benson LLP, Boulder Housing Partners, October 15, 2009

Tracking the Sun II: The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the U.S. from 1998-2008
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, October 2009

State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 2009

Wind Energy Curtailment Case Studies, May 2008 -May 2009
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October 2009

Presentation: Financing Renewable Energy Project Fundamentals
Novogradac & Company LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP, September 17, 2009

Joint Committee on Taxation Description Of Revenue Provisions Contained In The Presidents Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal Part Two: Business Tax Provisions
Joint Committee on Taxation, September 9, 2009

Treasury Recovery Act Programs Report
U.S. Department of the Treasury, September 3, 2009

Budget Options, Volume 2
Congressional Budget Office, August 2009

2008 Wind Technologies Market Report
U.S. Department of Energy, July 22, 2009

JCX-25-09: Tax Expenditures for Energy Production and Conservation
Joint Committee on Taxation, April 21, 2009

Energy Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Congressional Research Office, March 12, 2009

PTC, ITC, or Cash Grant? An Analysis of the Choice Facing Renewable Power Projects in the United States
Mark Bolinger and Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Karlynn Cory and Ted James National Renewable Energy Laboratory,  March 2009

2008

Energy Tax Policy: History and Current Issues
Congressional Research Service, September 2008

Impact of 2007 Wind Farms on US Treasury
 Steve Taub, GE Energy Financial Services June 2008

20% Wind Energy by 2030; Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply
U.S. Department of Energy, May 2008

2007

AWEA Third Quarter Market Report
American Wind Energy Association, November 7, 2007

Federal Electricity Subsidies: Information on Research Funding, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities That Support Electricity Production
Government Accountability Office, October 26, 2007

Energy Tax Briefing Book
Finance Committee Staff,  June 13, 2007

Update on World Geothermal Development
Karl Gawell and Griffin Greenberg,  May 1, 2007

Energy Policy Recommendations to the President and the 110th Congress
National Commission on Energy Policy, April 2007

Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections
Cliff Chen, Ryan Wiser, and Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, March 2007

2003

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on Public Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Energy, February 2003

2002

An Economic Valuation of a Geothermal Production Tax Credit
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 2002

2001

Factors Associated with Photovoltaic System Costs
John Mortensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2001

Comparative Cost Of Wind And Other Energy Sources
American Wind Energy Association, March 2001