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The Private Net Benefits of Residential Solar PV: The Role of Electricity Tariffs, Tax Incentives and Rebates

Severin Borenstein

NBER Working Paper No. 21342
Issued in July 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

I am indebted to Karen Notsund for many conversations and valuable insights on this research. For excellent research assistance, I am grateful to Patrick Baylis and Walter Graf. For helpful comments, I also thank Joe Aldy, Susan Buller, Estelle Cantillon, Lucas Davis, Don Fullerton, Ken Gillingham, Koichiro Ito, Shayle Kann, Billy Pizer, Glenn Sheriff, Bob Weisenmiller, participants in the 2014 Toulouse School of Economics TIGER conference and the 2015 POWER conference, and seminar participants at Duke University and Resources for the Future. I thank Pacific Gas & Electric for access to the data that made this project possible. PG&E contributed no financial support to this study and had no editorial control over the result. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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