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(IS-2011-141) Renewable Energy Cost Modeling: A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United States


This report from the U.S. Department of Energy explores various incentives for promoting the deployment of renewable energy sources.  A spreadsheet called Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) has been developed to evaluate various cost-based incentives.  A discounted cash flow method is recommended for measuring the cost of energy to set rates.




 

 

 
 

 
 

 
















































 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 




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