Assessing the Benefits of Distributed Solar in Virginia
Fabrizio Fasulo, Ph.D., Director of the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) and Damian Pitt, Ph.D., associate professor and program chair of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning, have released a new study evaluating the impacts of the potential purchase, installation and maintenance of 2,500 MW of new distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity in Virginia.
The report estimates its direct, indirect and induced impacts to Virginia’s economy, the potential impacts on consumer electricity rates, and the anticipated reduction in greenhouse gases and other air pollution emissions. The project was funded by a regional solar energy industry group called MDV-SEIA, via CURA. View the full study here.