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Streamlining photovoltaic deployment : The role of local governments in reducing soft costs

Strupeit, Lars LU (2016) In Energy Procedia 88. p.450-454
Abstract

Steep declines in photovoltaic (PV) technology prices have directed attention to the so-called soft costs associated with PV deployment. This paper focuses on one element of soft costs: those that arise from local permitting and inspection processes typically being handled by municipalities. Based on a literature review, the paper compares the status of local PV permitting in the US and Germany. Results show the significant potential for municipalities to streamline local permit procedures, a process that can be facilitated by higher-level governance rules, standardizing bodies, and other solar advocacy coalitions.

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Governance, Municipality, Permitting, Photovoltaic, Soft cost reduction
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Energy Procedia
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88
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5 pages
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Elsevier
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  • scopus:85007583372
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1876-6102
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10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.023
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English
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  author       = {Strupeit, Lars},
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  keyword      = {Governance,Municipality,Permitting,Photovoltaic,Soft cost reduction},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {450--454},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Energy Procedia},
  title        = {Streamlining photovoltaic deployment : The role of local governments in reducing soft costs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.023},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2016},
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