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2016                          

Achieving Very High PV Penetration -- the need for an effective electricity remuneration framework and a central role for grid operators Perez R., K. Rabago, M. Trahan, L. Rawlings, B. Norris, T. Hoff, M. Putnam & M. Perez. Journal of Energy Policy Volume 96, Pages 27–35.

Producing perfect PV fleet forecasts – at what cost? - Perez, R.

 

Can ISOs rely on PV fleet forecasts? - Perez, R.

 

How to validate PV fleet forecast accuracy when you cannot directly measure it - Perez, R.

 

BIG SOLAR: Procuring 100% of our energy from the sun is both reliable and affordable - Perez, R.

 

 

 

2015                          

Maine Distributed Solar Valuation Study - Norris, B., R. Grace, R. Perez and K. Rabago, Maine Public Utilities Commission Report.

Update 2015 -- a Fundamental Look at Supply-Side Energy Reserves for the Planet - Perez, M., & R. Perez. IEA-SHCP Newsletter Vol. 62, Nov. 2015

 

 

2014                          

A New Operational Solar Resource Forecast Service for PV Fleet Simulation - Perez, R., A. Kankiewicz, J. Schlemmer, K. Hemker , Jr., and S. Kivalov. 40th IEEE PV Specialists Conference.

 

2013                          

Smart FiT – Why it is Smart Policy- Perez, R., T. Thompson, T. E. Hoff, L. Rawlings, K. Zweibel, P. Haldar and R. Lewandowski. Solar Today, January/February Issue

A Way to the Most Abundant Energy Perez R. An Introduction to Scientific American Classics’ special issue on Energy: The Dawn of Solar Power, Scientific American Classics No. 19, July 2013

Mitigating Short-Term PV Output Variability - Perez, R., T. Hoff, J. Dise, D. Chalmers and S. Kivalov. Oral presentation and proceedings of 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC), Paris, France.

2012                          

Value of Solar to New Jersey and Pennsylvania - Perez, R., B. Norris and T. Hoff, (2012): Value of Solar to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Prepared for the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Road Map. Northeast Photovoltaic Rountable -- Pillai, U., P. Haldar and R. Perez, (2012): New York 2.0 -- Solar Road Map. Northeast Photovoltaic Rountable, New Energy New York -- CNSE, Albany, NY

Off-Shore Wind And Grid-Connected PV: High Penetration Peak Shaving For New York City -- Perez R., J. Freedman & T. Hoff, (2012): Off-Shore Wind And Grid-Connected PV: High Penetration Peak Shaving For New York City. Proc. World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver CO (American Solar Energy Society)

 

2011

Solar Power Generation in the US: Too Expensive, or a Bargain? ---Perez R., K. Zweibel & T. Hoff, (2011): Solar Energy in the US -- Too Expensive, or a Bargain? Submitted to Energy Policy

 

2010

Quantifying the Cost of High Photovoltaic Penetration---Perez R. & T.Hoff and J.P Ross, (2010): Quantifying the Cost of High Photovoltaic Penetration, Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Weather-Adjusted Performance Guarantees--- Hollingsworth, M., J. Ressler and R. Perez, (2010): Weather-Adjusted Performance Guarantees, Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ

 

2009

Tech Corridor-Redefining PV Capacity---Perez R., M.Taylor, T.Hoff and J.P Ross, (2009): Redefining PV Capacity. Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 2009, pp. 44-50.

 

2008

Making the Case of Solar Energy---Perez R. and M. Perez (2008): Making the Case for Solar Energy. Daylight & Architecture Magazine by Velux.  Autum 2008, Issue No. 9, pp. 8-17.

Energy and Capacity Valuation of Photovoltaic Power Generation in New York---Perez R. and T. Hoff, (2008): Energy and Capacity Valuation of Photovoltaic Power Generation in New York. Published by the New York Solar Energy Industry Association and the Solar Alliance.

Photovoltaic Capacity Valuation Methods---Hoff T., R. Perez, JP Ross, and Mike Taylor, (2008): Photovoltaic Capacity Valuation Methods. SEPA REPORT # 02-08. Solar Electric power Association, Washington, DC.

Towards Reaching a Consensus in the Determination of PV Capacity Credit---Perez, R.  M. Taylor, T. Hoff and  JP Ross, (2008): Achieving Consensus in the Determination of  Photovoltaics Capacity Credit, Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

2007

Evaluation of PV Generation Capacity Credit Forecast on Day-Ahead Utility Markets---Perez, R., M. Kmiecik, J. Schlemmer and L. Root, K. Moore and P. Stackhouse (2007): Evaluation of PV Generation Capacity Credit Forecast on Day-Ahead Utility Markets. Proc. ASES Annual meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Is There Really Enough Sun In The Empire State? (2007)

Update: Effective Load Carrying Capability Of Photovoltaics In The United States---Perez, R., R. Margolis, M. Kmiecik, M. Schwab and M. Perez, (2006): Update: Effective Load Carrying Capability of Photovoltaics in the United States. Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Maximizing The Value Of Customer-Sited PV Systems Using Storage And Controls---Hoff, T., R. Perez, and R. Margolis, (2007): Maximizing the Value of Customer-Sited PV Systems Using Storage and Controls. Solar Energy 81, 7, pp. 940-946.

 

2006

Solar Energy -- A Realistic Solution to our Energy Future---Perez, R., (2006): Solar Energy -- A Realistic Solution to Our Energy Future. The Journal of County Administration, June 2006 Issue, 1-5. [PDF-OK].

Understanding The Benefits Of Dispersed Grid-Connected Photovoltaics: From Avoiding the Next Major Outage to Taming Wholesale Power Markets---Letendre S. and R. Perez, (2006): Understanding the Benefits of Dispersed Grid-Connected Photovoltaics: From Avoiding the Next Major Outage to Taming Wholesale Power Markets. The Electricity Journal, 19, 6, 64-72. [PDF-OK submitted manuscript only on web]

Integration Of PV In Demand Response Programs---Perez, R. (2006): Integration of PV in Demand Response Programs, NREL subcontract # AEK-5-55057-01 final Report, and Proc. New Energies Symposium, Albany Nanotech, June 2006. [PDF-OK]

The Value Of Distributed PV To Austin Energy & The City Of Austin---Hoff T., R. Perez, G. Braun, M. Kuhn and B. Norris (2006): The Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin. Final Report to Austin Energy (SL04300013). WEB-OK] http://www.austinenergy.com/About%20Us/Newsroom/Reports/PV-ValueReport.pdf

 

2004

Availability Of Dispersed Photovoltaic Resource During The August 14th 2003 Northeast Power Outage---R. Perez, M. Kmiecik, T. Hoff, C. Herig., S. Letendre, J. Williams and R. Margolis, (2004): Availability of Dispersed Photovoltaic Resource During the August 14th 2003 Northeast Power Outage. Proc. ASES Natl. Conference, Portland, OR

Determination Of Photovoltaic Effective Capacity For New Jersey---Perez, (2004): Determination of Photovoltaic Effective Capacity for New Jersey. Report prepared for Board of  Public Utilities, Newark, NJ

 

2003

Quantifying Residential PV Economics in the US -- Payback vs. Cash Flow / Determination of Fair Energy Value---Perez R., L. Burtis, T. Hoff, S. Swanson and C. Herig, (2003): Quantifying residential PV economics --- payback vs. cash flow determination of fair energy value. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

PV value in Commercial Buildings -- Mapping the Breakeven Turnkey Value of Commercial PV in the US---Herig, C., S. Gouchoe, R. Perez and T. Hoff, (2003): PV Value in Commercial Buildings -- Mapping the Breakeven Turnkey Value of Commercial PV Systems in the US. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

 

2002

Utility-Scale Solar Load Controller---Perez, R., C. Herig, R. Mac Dougall, and B. Vincent, (2002) Utility-Scale Solar Load Control, Proc. UPEX 03', Austin, TX. Ed. Solar Electric Power Association, Washington, DC.

Customer-sited Photovoltaics: State Market Analysis---Herig, C. S. Gouchoe, R. Haynes, R. perez and T. Hoff, (2002): Customer-Sited Photovoltaics: State Market Analysis. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

Battery-Powered, Electric-Drive Vehicles Providing Buffer Storage for PV Capacity Value---Letendre, S., R. Perez and C. Herig, (2002): Battery-Powered, Electric-Drive Vehicles Providing Buffer Storage For PV Capacity Value. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

 

2001

Why PV Makes Sense in New York [ASRC, 2001]

PV and Grid Reliability: Avaialbility of PV during Capacity Shortfalls---Perez, R., S. Letendre and C. Herig, (2001): PV and grid reliability: availability of  PV power during capacity shortfalls. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Forum 2001, Washington, DC.

 

2000

The Solar Load Controller: End Use Maximizing of PV's Peak Shaving Capability---Perez, R., J. Schlemmer, B. Bailey and K. Elsholtz, (2000): The Solar Load Controller -- End-use maximization of PV's peak shaving capability. ASES-2000 Conference, Madison, WI.

 

1999

Mapping the Value of Commercial PV Applications in the US -- Accounting for Externalities---Perez, R., M. Kmiecik, C. Herig and H. Wenger, (1999): Mapping the Value of Commercial PV Applications in the US Accounting for Externalities. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, Portland ME.

 

1998

Commercial Buildings and PV, a Natural Match---Herig, C. R. Perez, H. Wenger (1998): Commercial Buildings and PV, a Natural Match. NREL Brochure DOE/GO-1998 NREL, Golden, CO http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv/pdfs/pv_com_bldgs.pdf

PV Can Add Capacity to the Grid---R. Perez, R. Seals and C. Herig, (1998): PV Can Add Capacity to the Grid. NREL Brochure DOE/GO-10096-262, NREL, Golden, CO http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv/documents/pv_util.html

 

1997

Determination of the End-Use Effective Capacity of PV---Perez, R., R. Seals and C. Herig, (1997): Determination of the End-Use Effective Capacity of Photovoltaics. Proc. 14th European PV Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

 

1996

Niche Markets for Grid Connected PV---Howard Wenger, Christy Herig, Roger Taylor, Patrina Eiffert and Richard Perez, (1996): Niche Markets for Grid-Connected Photovoltaics. Proc. IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conf., Washington, DC.

Investigating Wind Power's Effective Capacity: A Case Study in the Caribbean Island of La Martinique---Richard Perez, J.M. Germa and B. Bailey, (1996): Investigating Wind Power's Effective Capacity: A case Study in the Caribbean Island of La Martinique. Proc. AWEA Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO

Estimating Market Potential for Reducing Customer Peak Loads through PV---Joseph Bryan and Richard Perez, (1996): Estimating Market Potential for Reducing Customer Peak Loads through Photovoltaics. Proc. ASES-96 Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, 6 pp

 

1995

Geographical Distribution of PV Effective Capacity in the US---R. Perez, R. Seals et al. (1995): Geographical Distribution of PV Effective capacity in the US. Proc. ASES-95 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 6 pp.

 

1994

Matching Utility Peak Loads with PV---R. Perez, R. Seals and R. Stewart, (1994): Matching Utility Peak Loads with Photovoltaics. Proc. RENEW-94, NESEA's Annual Meeting, 6 pp..

Economic Assessment of Daylight Availability Changes Caused by New Constructions---B. Canac, B. Anderson and R. Perez, (1994): Economic Assessment of Daylight Availability Changes caused by New Constructions. Proc. ASES Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, 6 pp.

 

 

1993

Assessing the Load Matching Capability of PV for US Utilities Based Upon Satellite-Derived Insolation Data---Perez, R., R. Seals and R. Stewart, (1993):  Assessing the Load Matching Capability of Photovoltaics for US Utilities Based Upon Satellite-Derived Insolation Data, IEEE Transactions, pp. 1146-1149 (23d. PV Specialists, Louisville, KY).

Solar Resource Utility Load Matching Assessment---Perez, R., R. Seals and R. Stewart, (1993):  Solar Resource - Utility Load Matching Assessment. A Long Term Variability of Solar Radiation in the US -- A Preliminary Utilization of the NREL National Solar Radiation Data BasePhase One Final Report to the Natl. Renewable Energy Lab. (24 pp.). NREL/TP-411-6292, NREL, Golden, CO. 

 

1992

Photovoltaics As A Demand-side Management Option: Benefits of A Utility-Customer Partnership---Wenger, H., T. Hoff and R. Perez (1992):  Photovoltaics as a Demand Side Management Option:  Benefits of a Utility-Customer Partnership.  Proc. of World Energy Engineering Congress, Atlanta, GA (10/92).

 

1991

Global Energy Legacy---Tarana, P., R. Stewart and R. Perez, (1991):  The Global Energy Legacy.  Proc. Int. Solar Energy Soc. World Congress, Denver, CO.  6 pp.

Performance of a Photovoltaic Demand-Side Management System ---Bailey, B., J. Doty, R. Perez, R. Stewart and W. Huse, (1991):  Performance of a Photovoltaic Demand-Side Management System.  Proc. Int. Solar Energy Soc. World Congress, Denver, CO.  6 pp.


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