Economics & Policy Analysis

This effort is conducted in partnership with the Institute for the Environment and the Eller Business School.

  • Director Simmons is currently serving on the Technology Development Work Group of the Arizona Master Energy Plan Task Force.
  • PV cost analyisis is conducted in Arizona and Florida
  • Energy storage cost analysis is being conducted at University of Arizona’s Arizona Materials Laboratory in Tucson.

Ecomonics of PV, energy storage:

With the decreasing price of PV, the questions of grid parity and economic benefits depend on total hours of sunshine and installation costs. Energy storage analysis are ongoing to determine avoided cost values.

Team Members:

Institute for the Environment [A. Barnhart]
Eller Business School
AzRISE [Alex Cronin, Joe Simmons, Adria Brooks]

Funding from: AzRISE, State of Florida