Law, Policy, and the Future of Solar Financing

15 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017

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Heather Payne

Seton Hall University - School of Law

Victor Byers Flatt

University of Houston Law Center; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute

Date Written: October 31, 2016

Abstract

All forms of renewable energy are at an inflection point. Falling costs, changing technology, and new environmental and climate regulations have all moved to exponentially increase the growth of renewable energy. How legal terms, such as "qualifying facility" under PURPA are interpreted and standardized in the states, and various tax policies can have large implications on the penetration of solar energy.

Keywords: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy, Electricity, Finance, Solar Finance, Environmental Finance, Environment

JEL Classification: D23, D62, D73, E43, G21, G32, G38, H23, H75, K23, K32, L94, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q48, Q54, Q55, Q56

Suggested Citation

Payne, Heather and Flatt, Victor Byers, Law, Policy, and the Future of Solar Financing (October 31, 2016). UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2904343, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2904343 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2904343

Heather Payne

Seton Hall University - School of Law ( email )

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Victor Byers Flatt (Contact Author)

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

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Houston, TX 77204-6060
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University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute ( email )

Houston, TX 77204-6021
United States

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