Third Party-owned PV system diffusion in San Diego County
Track: Renewable Energy
Authors: Ria Langheim
In recent years, third party-owned PV systems have gained significant market share in the residential sector in Southern California. In this paper we analyze the development of residential TPO systems in San Diego County by assessing spatial distribution, diffusion and drivers for TPO adoption. Incorporating countywide PV adoption and census level data into ArcMap, we performed spatial cluster analysis and GW regression. Overall, our findings show significant regional variation of TPO diffusion.