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Can solar power work for Minnesota? Yes! A presentation by John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on the potential for solar power to make enormous contributions to Minnesota's ...

Can solar power work for Minnesota? Yes! A presentation by John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on the potential for solar power to make enormous contributions to Minnesota's electricity system and its economy.

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    • Sun Power Minnesota Joining the International Solar Fiesta John Farrell, Director Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program jfarrell@ilsr.org 612.276.3456 x210 Presentation on Oct. 13, 2011
    • ILSR’s Unique Perspective Yesterday Tomorrow Centralized Power Clean, local power Solar PV power plant Storage Storage Transmission network Storage Storage House Local CHP plant Distribution network House with domestic CHP Wind powerFactory Commercial plant building
    • World Solar Fiesta Installed Capacity of Solar PV4030 gigawatts2010 0 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 World
    • U.S. Solar Capacity Installed Capacity of Solar PV4030 gigawatts2010 5.5% of world 0 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 World U.S.
    • U.S. Solar Capacity Installed Capacity of Solar PV0.90.6 gigawatts0.3 0 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 U.S.
    • MN Solar Capacity 4 megawatts 0.01% of world
    • Enormous PotentialMost states could get 20% or more from rooftop solar
    • Enormous Potential 24%
    • MN Renewable Potential CHP 4% Hydro Rooftop Solar 1% 24%Wind71%
    • MN Renewable Potential 4% Rooftop Solar 1% 24%71%
    • MN Renewable Potential Rooftop Solar 24%Other Solar 76%
    • Land for Solar Rooftop Solar 24% 100 sq. milesOther Solar 76%
    • Land for Solar Rooftop Solar 24% 100 sq. milesOther Solar 76% = 2/3 of Ramsey County
    • Value of Local Solar Power• Cost for power• Value of energy• Value of jobs and economic development• Value of local ownership
    • Value of Local Solar Price per kWh Average Cost, 2011 23 cents per kWh
    • Value of Local Solar Price per kWh Including federal tax credit and depreciation Average Price: Minnesota, 2011 Residential 11 cents Average Cost, 2011 Commercial 8 cents 14 cents per kWh Industrial 6 cents
    • Value of Local Solar Price per kWh Including federal tax credit and depreciation Average Price: Minnesota, 2011 Residential 11 cents Potential Cost, 2013 Commercial 8 cents 6.4 cents per kWh* Industrial 6 cents *According to tenKsolar
    • Value of Local Solar Energy •avoided cost10 cents •on-site/near demand •lower transmission losses 5 cents •reduce dist. system stress 0 cents •hedge against fuel prices •prevent blackouts -5 cents •reduce pollution-10 cents $4/Watt •create jobs-15 cents 4 cents-20 cents Cost Energy value Grid benefits Social benefits Distributed Solar Power Worth Far More Than Electrons | Energy Self-Reliant States - http://tinyurl.com/3tqmerh
    • Value of Local Solar Grid Benefits •avoided cost10 cents •on-site/near demand •lower transmission losses 5 cents •reduce dist. system stress 0 cents •hedge against fuel prices •prevent blackouts -5 cents •reduce pollution-10 cents $4/Watt •create jobs 8.5 cents-15 cents 4 cents-20 cents Cost Energy value Grid benefits Social benefits Distributed Solar Power Worth Far More Than Electrons | Energy Self-Reliant States - http://tinyurl.com/3tqmerh
    • Value of Local Solar Social Benefits •avoided cost10 cents •on-site/near demand •lower transmission losses 5 cents •reduce dist. system stress 0 cents •hedge against fuel prices 12.5 cents •prevent blackouts -5 cents •reduce pollution-10 cents $4/Watt •create jobs-15 cents-20 cents Cost Energy value Grid benefits Social benefits Distributed Solar Power Worth Far More Than Electrons | Energy Self-Reliant States - http://tinyurl.com/3tqmerh
    • Value of Local Solar Example: Grid Benefits $0.15 6 cents per kWh $0.12 in addition to electricity $0.09 $0.06 Additional local value Avoided transmission access $0.03 Environmental Time-of-delivery Brown energy replacement $0 Palo Alto, CA, municipal utility
    • Value of Local Solar Jobs Putting Renewables to Work: How Many Jobs Can the Clean Energy Industry Create? (UC Berkeley)
    • Value of Local Solar Economic Engine 1 MW of solar$380,000 to economy 8 jobs
    • Value of Local Solar Economic Engine 5,800 MW of solar 10%$2.2 billion to economy 46,000 jobs Total GDP: $258 billion
    • Value of Local SolarAbsentee Ownership = 2 nd gear Lost $2.2 billion $5.5 billion 46,000 jobs 46,000 jobs Total GDP: $258 billion
    • Value of Local Solar Local Benefits Local Ownership Boosts Impact of Renewables Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation (NREL)
    • Value of Local SolarLocal Ownership = high gear Returned $7.7 billion $5.5 billion 92,000 jobs 46,000 jobs Total GDP: $258 billion
    • Barriers to Local Solar• Tax incentives• Utility “grid lock”• Project financing• Permitting
    • Barriers to Local Solar Tax Incentives I want you if you have taxable income City School Cooperative Non-profit
    • Barriers to Local Solar Utility “Grid Lock”
    • Barriers to Local Solar Financing
    • Barriers to Local Solar Local Permitting Vote Solar Project:Permit • Permit pricing is about 2x higher than ideal… ~$500 in Minneapolis and ~ $800 in St Paul…Minneapolis has a terrific submittal guidelines …St. Paul does not.
    • Barriers to Local Solar Local Permitting 17%
    • Opportunities for Clean, Local Solar Cash Incentives
    • Opportunities for Clean, Local Solar Open Utility Data Dept. of Commercedistributed generation process
    • Opportunities for Clean, Local Solar CLEAN Contracts
    • Opportunities for Clean, Local Solar 4%
    • Thank you!John Farrell energyselfreliantstates.org jfarrell@ilsr.org johnffarrell 612-276-3456 x210