2012 Reenergize the Americas 3A: Harry Shulte

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2012 Reenergize the Americas 3A: Harry Shulte

  1. 1. Developing an Environment that is Conducive to Renewable Energy Adoption HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  2. 2. Mission of EP-SEAInform and Educate Founded in 1978 HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  3. 3. Education: What are our challenges? Basic Questions… HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  4. 4. Utility Scale Solar andDistributed Renewable Energy (DRG) HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  5. 5. Who’s number one in the world in installed base for PV? What’s their peak sun?What’s peak sun here in the region? HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  6. 6. What drove that adoption? HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  7. 7. Impacts of Policy on DRG in the RegionResidential Installs in Las Cruces 970 Residential Installs in El Paso 211 HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  8. 8. Impacts of Policy -DRG in the Region- Las Cruces: 1 in every 100 inhabitants El Paso: 1 in every 4000 inhabitants(EP would have approximately 7000 installs to be at same adoption rate as LC) HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  9. 9. Impacts of Policy on DRG New Mexico vs. EL Paso (not Texas) - REC Payment - no gross sales tax on equipment - lower permitting fees- on average, these differences can translate into up to 30%difference in cost to install solar (after considering 30% ITC) HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  10. 10. Solutions? - Basic Education - Long Term Planning for DRG (consumer driven choice for renewable) - Continue Efforts to Find Solutions to Meet outChallenges Through Efforts like the Regional Energy Initiative, Policy Change HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012
  11. 11. www.ep-sea.orgwww.facebook.com/epsea harry@ep-sea.org HL Schulte EPSEA Reenergize the Americas, October 2012

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