Report on Emerging Issues and Policy Tools Related to the Interconnection of Distributed Solar PV

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently published a joint NREL/WIEB report, “New Approaches to Distributed PV Interconnection: Implementation Considerations for Addressing Emerging Issues,” as part of the interconnection arm of WIEB’s Enhanced Distributed Solar PV Deployment Project. This report examines new policies and practices for interconnecting residential and commercial PV systems that are being implemented by states and utilities nationally to address emerging issues associated with new technologies and increasing distributed PV penetrations.

This report is the second joint NREL/WIEB report on interconnection issues related to distributed solar PV deployment. The first report, “Review of Interconnection Practices and Costs in the Western States,” was released in April 2018.

New Approaches to Distributed PV Interconnection:  Implementation Considerations for Addressing Emerging Issues [pdf]

Review of Interconnection Practices and Costs in the Western States [pdf]