Customer-sited solar is a significant opportunity, which will materialize in the coming decades and bring change to energy markets and power network operations. There has been significant debate about how best to structure incentives and regulations around customer-sited solar – and more recently solar-plus-storage – and the considerations are complex. Policy makers must aim to stimulate development that realizes the benefits of these technologies, while avoiding the potential adverse effects of large-scale uncoordinated development.

There have been limited studies at a global level to examine the impact of different policies on the economics, and therefore the uptake, of customer-sited solar (at first without, and later with storage). This report by BloombergNEF and Schneider Electric seeks to address this gap, and presents new economic analysis based on use cases in key solar markets, California, New Jersey, Australia, Spain and France.

Download the report here