Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA
Is real-time pricing right for solar PV?
Jeffrey Perlman, Andrew Mcnamara, Da-Wei Huang, Lindsay AudinAbstract: Does the coincidence of high hourly energy prices and peak PV output improve the economics of PV installations? Could PV facilitate the wider use of hourly real-time pricing (RTP)? Such questions were explored by a team under contract to the New York City Economic Development Corporation. This article summarizes the findings of a larger publicly-available report. 1 The team analyzed hourly solar production data from PV systems in the New York City area, hourly electric load data from buildings in New York City, and hourly market pricing from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Using the local utilitys hourly pricing tariff (called Rider M) and a combination of public and private databases Pages: 531 - 538 Paper:simbuild2010_TS10B-03-McNamara