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Capacity factors and solar job creation

Dates

Year
2011

Citation

Matt, Croucher, 2011, Capacity factors and solar job creation: Energy Policy, v. 39, iss. 11, p. 6914-6915.

Summary

We discuss two main job creation statistics often used by solar advocates to support increased solar deployment. Whilst overall solar technologies have a tendency to be labor-intensive, we find that the jobs per gigawatt hour statistic is relatively mis-leading as it has a tendency to reward technologies that have a low capacity factor. Ultimately the lower the capacity factor the more amplified the solar job creation number.

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Author :
Matt, Croucher

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  • Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0301-4215

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